Levira to provide Turner an encoding for Netflix platform


Nonstop Entertainment, part of Turner Broadcasting, has assigned Levira to prepare its content for the Netflix platform. The first portion of titles, including long feature films as well as serials and cartoons in both HD and SD formats, were prepared and delivered for the Netflix Scandinavian launch in October 2012.

This is another step in cooperation between Levira and Turner that started in 2007 when the new Silver HD linear channel was launched from Levira’s play-out facility. Since then Levira and Turner’s partnership has constantly grown and today the majority of Turner’s Scandinavian and Baltic channels are aired from Levira’s facility in Tallinn.

“We are honoured to have this opportunity to extend the scope of our cooperation with Turner Broadcasting, and we are excited to meet new challenges. Content adaptation for the Netflix platform is truly demanding from a technical and time perspective,” said Indrek Lepp, Director Division of Media Services of Levira.

“We have a long experience in working with Levira and we fully trust them to help us take on the technological challenges of distributing film on new platforms,” said Ignas Scheynius, CEO NonStop Entertainment and Managing Director Turner Broadcasting Nordic & Baltic.

About Levira
Levira is the provider of infrastructure services to Media, IT and Telecom industries. Levira is the largest independent provider of TV playout services in the Northern Europe and the main TV- and radio broadcast transmission service provider in Estonia. Levira operates one of the largest datacentres in Estonia and provides public and private cloud services in collaboration with Joyent.

Levira’s state-of-the-art fully automated Playout system gives an utmost flexibility to provide the exact and only those services that are requested by each customer. Today 24 HD and SD TV-channels to Scandinavian, Baltic, Benelux and Sub-Saharan African markets are aired from Levira’s facility in Tallinn. Levira with HQ in Tallinn, Estonia is jointly owned by Estonian State and TDF Group. www.levira.tv

About NonStop Entertainment
NonStop Entertainment AB is a Stockholm based distributor of quality feature films and television programmes for the Scandinavian and Baltic markets. Past titles include successes like This is England, Winter’s Bone and The Wrestler. NonStop Entertainment is a part of Turner Broadcasting Systems(TBS) Europe Ltd, a Time Warner company, which in Scandinavia also holds the subsidiaries: NonStop Sales AB, NonStop Television AB and PrimeText International AB.

Additional information:

Helen Saluveer
Communication and Marketing Specialist
AS Levira