Sorenson & RealNetworks partner on encoding/delivery solution
October 17, 2012

Sorenson & RealNetworks partner on encoding/delivery solution

SAN DIEGO  — Sorenson Media (  has entered into a strategic partnership with RealNetworks to provide an end-to-end solution to encode, manage and deliver high-quality online video content. The partnership offers jointly bundled products, as well as single purchase capability from either vendor, and the two companies are actively exploring further integration and collaborative development of new offerings.

"This collaboration combines the strengths of two storied names in the online video marketplace," says Peter Csathy, Sorenson Media's president and CEO. "We are delighted to partner with RealNetworks to provide the enterprise market with the highest-quality, most-scalable end-to-end solutions for encoding and delivering both live and file-based encoding to every screen."

"The RealNetworks partnership with Sorenson Media provides enterprise organizations - from business to education to government - with streaming media's best software and SaaS solutions," adds Scott Uomoto, senior vice president Helix and consumer sales for RealNetworks. "The combination of our media delivery platform and Sorenson Media's encoding engine and online video platform helps customers meet their evolving and complex video needs."

The RealNetworks Helix Media Delivery Platform helps customers simplify media streaming by using one platform to encode, manage and deliver media. The platform's core components include the Helix Media Library, Helix Universal Media Server, Helix Producer and Helix Enterprise Player. They are designed to enable organizations to securely encode, manage and deliver media to users on a wide range of players, platforms and devices.

The lead product – the Helix Media Library - lets organizations encode and manage media then deliver it with professional-scale security, reliability and integration. The out-of-the box solution helps enterprise organizations control copyrighted content while delivering to users everywhere.

The Sorenson Media Squeeze encoding engine includes the flagship Sorenson Squeeze desktop version; Squeeze Server, both on-premise and in the cloud; and Squeeze Premium, a powerful, easy-to-use and cost-effective version of Sorenson Squeeze optimized for the Windows Server environment. The Sorenson 360 online video platform is a flexible and reliable system for managing and publishing high-quality video content for every major video format.

The Sorenson Media and RealNetworks bundled solutions are now available.