Telstra and Broadpeak Launch Innovative Device Detection and LTE-Broadcast/HEVC Enabling Solution for Mobile and Fixed Networks

Based on Device Detection, the New Solution Utilizes CDN Selection, Real-Time Analytics, and Mobile App SDKs to Orchestrate Optimizations That Reduce Telco/Content Provider Costs and Increase QoE

Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications provider, in partnership with Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced the launch of the Intelligent Device Optimization (IDO) solution.

“IDO brings together Broadpeak’s umbrellaCDN™ technology and Telstra’s media-optimized network, combining the intelligence in mobile sporting apps and real-time network awareness to deliver a premium experience to end users. IDO enables content providers and telecommunications operators to maximize customer video performance in an end-to-end content delivery architecture by mediating network awareness and software intelligence.

With IDO, international mobile operators can ignite a range of media optimizations on their networks, such as LTE broadcast for live streaming events at scale and enable content streaming using the latest video-compression standard (HEVC) to deliver superior customer experiences.

“By partnering with Broadpeak, we have developed IDO, which allows the use of optimization capabilities in our mobile network such as LTE broadcast and HEVC video to be dynamically orchestrated in real time,” said Andrew Phelagti, media networks principal at Telstra. “It’s a win for the customer video experience and a win for the telecommunication provider through network optimization, helping to increase engagement for content providers’ video products.”

“Telstra and Broadpeak, via the introduction of IDO, can help international operators offer a differentiated content delivery model in an economically efficient way,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “IDO’s light touch enablement and rich feature set will allow operators to take full advantage of bandwidth efficiencies early and deliver better experiences at the leading edge of the adoption curve. With innovative device detection, we are proud to launch, along with Telstra, the world’s first device-centric solution to intelligently steer traffic for a better end-user video-quality experience and content-delivery savings for operators and content owners.”

Telstra will demonstrate LTE-broadcast at the 2019 NAB Show, April 8-11, in Las Vegas at Booth SU6110. More information about Telstra can be found at https://www.telstra.com.au/.

Broadpeak will demonstrate the new solution at the 2019 NAB Show, April 8-11 in Las Vegas at Booth SU9221. More information about Broadpeak solutions can be found at https://broadpeak.tv.

Broadpeak Appoints Jean-Claude Sachot as New Business Development Director

Over the Last 30 Years, Sachot has Helped Engineer Digital Video Processing and Delivery Solutions for Some of the Largest Pay-TV Operators in the World

Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced the appointment of Jean-Claude Sachot as the company’s new business development director. In his role at Broadpeak, Sachot will work with global pay-TV operators, helping them take advantage of the company’s unique solutions, such as the award-winning nanoCDN™ multicastABR, for providing cloud DVR services as well as delivering live and VOD streaming services at scale with minimal latency.

“Jean-Claude has an extensive understanding of the broadcast media technology sector,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “Through his various positions within Technicolor over the last 20 years, Jean-Claude has worked with some of the largest pay-TV operators around the world as they implemented innovative, future-forward technologies. His comprehensive knowledge of the pay-TV ecosystem, solutions, and strong relationships with operators is unique and will be invaluable to driving Broadpeak’s global business growth.”

“I’m thrilled to join the team at Broadpeak, a world-renowned technology innovator that I’ve had the pleasure of partnering with during my previous positions at Technicolor,” said Sachot. “Broadpeak not only has an outstanding portfolio of products and solutions that perfectly address pay-TV operators’ needs today, but also a vision that positions the company as an undisputed leader of tomorrow.”

Sachot has more than 30 years of experience in digital video processing and delivery, with strong engineering expertise and business acumen. Prior to working at Broadpeak, Sachot was the vice president of pre-sales — video CPEs at Technicolor. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronics engineering and a master’s degree in science and technology from the University of Nantes, France. He has also attended a Thomson Leadership Program at the Harvard Business School.

More information about Broadpeak solutions can be found at https://broadpeak.tv.

Broadpeak Business Grows in the APAC Region, Kenth Andersson Appointed Director of Sales

Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced that it is expanding its Asia-Pacific (APAC) office and has appointed Kenth Andersson as its new director of sales. Over the past year, Broadpeak has experienced strong business growth in the region thanks to widespread deployments of the company’s innovative multicast ABR, CDN, Android TV, multiscreen for satellite, and local cache solutions. In response to that growth, Broadpeak is currently hiring additional operational and support personnel at its Singapore location.

“Kenth has a true passion for sales that drives growth and enables technology companies to achieve outstanding results,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “Our customers are facing a variety of content delivery challenges, from improving video quality to increasing scalability and lowering opex. With Kenth integrating our APAC sales team, Broadpeak can better support the content delivery needs of operators and service providers.”

In his new role at Broadpeak, Andersson will be responsible for orchestrating sales strategies and increasing revenue by assisting APAC customers with deployments of the company’s CDN, nanoCDN™ multicast ABR, BroadCache Box local video caching, and analytics solutions.

Andersson brings extensive experience from international companies in the media and telecommunications industries to Broadpeak’s executive team. Prior to working at Broadpeak, he was the vice president of sales and head of APAC at Net Insight. Andersson has also held leadership sales and engineering roles at Cavena Image Products and Digital Vision, respectively.

“As the first company to have deployed multicast ABR technology, Broadpeak is a forward-thinking company with fresh ideas and innovative solutions,” said Andersson. “I look forward to bringing a dynamic, solutions-focused sales approach to the Broadpeak team, along with world-class customer service.”

More information about Broadpeak solutions can be found at https://broadpeak.tv.

Beeline Chooses Broadpeak Solutions for TV Everywhere Service

Highly Scalable, Software-Based and Bandwidth-Efficient, Broadpeak’s CDN Solutions Reduce Content Delivery Costs and Maximize QoE

Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced that Beeline, one of the largest telecom operators in Russia, has selected Broadpeak to power its Beeline TV service. Using high-capacity CDN solutions from Broadpeak, Beeline can deliver high-quality live, VOD, catch-up and start-over TV content to a wide range of subscribers, through their set-top boxes, smart TVs, mobile devices and the internet. Broadpeak’s video delivery solutions are completely software-based and highly scalable, making it easy for Beeline to accommodate traffic growth and deliver a high quality of experience (QoE) to subscribers.

“For huge networks like ours in Russia, delivering TV services to customers in scale is a serious challenge,” said Oleg Karadzhi, CTO of Media Business at Beeline Russia. “We need a scalable and elastic video delivery solution with a low total cost of ownership, and that’s why we have chosen Broadpeak as our solutions provider. Our decision was based on Broadpeak’s extensive video streaming deployment experience and software-based approach to video distribution, all of which help to significantly reduce delivery costs while ensuring a superior QoE for Beeline TV subscribers.”

Beeline is relying on Broadpeak’s BkM100 video delivery mediator and BkS400 cache servers, deployed in various points of presence (PoPs) to ensure high-quality video streams for all subscribers across Russia on national and local channels. With Broadpeak’s BkA100 video delivery analytics, Beeline can gather data about video delivery, monitor quality, generate statistics about content popularity, and provide feedback on what is going on at the servers, network, and player levels.

“Beeline is delivering a world-class QoE for its TV service, and we are proud to work with them on this successful deployment,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO, Broadpeak. “Thanks to the high flexibility and scalability of Broadpeak’s software solutions, combined with strong collaboration between technology provider and operator, Beeline is poised to support unlimited traffic growth and deliver exceptional television experiences without making a significant infrastructure investment.”

More information about Broadpeak solutions can be found at https://broadpeak.tv.

SENTECH and Broadpeak to Demonstrate OTT Multiscreen Video Delivery Via DVB-T2 at AfricaCom 2018

OTT Multiscreen Video Delivery Over Terrestrial Networks is Scalable and Cost-Effective With Broadpeak’s nanoCDN Multicast ABR Solution

At AfricaCom 2018, Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, will showcase its solution for OTT multiscreen video delivery via DVB-T2 networks with SENTECH, a leading Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) service provider in sub-Saharan Africa. During the demo, SENTECH will rely on Broadpeak’s nanoCDN™ multicast ABR solution and third-party technologies from Teamcast and Noovo to cost-efficiently deliver high-quality video to all screens.

“We are excited to expand our footprint into OTT and CDN environments in the near future and address the growing consumer demand for television on every screen,” said Mlamli Booi, the CEO of SENTECH. “SENTECH has been exploring an innovative solution to deliver data and OTT content over DTT networks for quite some time now. AfricaCom is the perfect opportunity to demo how Sentech and Broadpeak are leading the way for solving the scalability and cost- constraint issues linked to OTT multiscreen delivery over terrestrial networks in Africa. This will really sweat the DTT infrastructure, already commissioned in South Africa and the rest of Africa, allowing both rural and urban to have the same experience of OTT offerings.”

During the demo, SENTECH will use Broadpeak’s BkE200 transcaster server to transform unicast streams into multicast. Broadpeak’s nanoCDN agent will be deployed in DVB-T2 home gateways from Noovo to convert multicast streams back into unicast and deliver the content to ABR devices. Teamcast will provide encapsulation and DVB-T2 modulation technologies. The solution enables the delivery of video content to millions of simultaneous viewers using a single multicast session over the network.

“The African OTT market is booming, and we are thrilled to partner with SENTECH, Teamcast, and Noovo to facilitate its growth,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “By testing out multicast ABR technology for OTT multiscreen service delivery via DVB-T2, SENTECH is positioning itself as a broadcast leader in Africa.”

nanoCDN is changing the face of OTT delivery via terrestrial networks by enabling service providers like SENTECH to deliver live and VOD content to STBs and mobile devices in a way that is scalable and cost-effective.

Broadpeak will showcase its CDN and video streaming solutions at AfricaCom 2018 Nov. 13-15 in Cape Town at stand K6A (part of the Africa Video Forum).

The joint partner demo of OTT video delivery via DVB-T2 networks will take place at the SENTECH stand at the AVF Networking Hub/M4.

More information about Broadpeak solutions can be found at https://broadpeak.tv.

Broadpeak Joins the Streaming Video Alliance

Company’s Expertise in CDNs and Video Streaming Will Help the Industry Forum Create Best Practices and Solutions

Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced that the company has joined the Streaming Video Alliance, an industry association dedicated to helping solve the critical challenges facing the online video market. Alliance members, which represent the entire video streaming ecosystem, work together to produce best practices, specifications, and requirements to provide a better viewer experience at scale.

“The Streaming Video Alliance addresses topics that are at the heart of our strategy, from optimizing video delivery to reducing latency, enhancing security, leveraging multicast capabilities of networks for live multiscreen video delivery, and using advanced analytics,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “These technology innovations are designed to ensure a flawless quality of experience across all screens and streamline the distribution process for content providers and operators. We look forward to bringing our experience in these areas to the alliance.”

The Streaming Video Alliance consists of members from across the online video value chain, including service providers, technology providers, network operators, and content owners. Broadpeak joins members such as Comcast, Fox, and Sky to create best-of-breed solutions for video delivery on every screen.

Broadpeak offers a wide selection of online video solutions. As the first provider of multicast ABR technology, Broadpeak makes live multiscreen video delivery truly scalable by turning millions of broadband gateways, cable modems, Wi-Fi routers, and STBs into active components of an operator’s content delivery infrastructure. Using the company’s local video caching, CDN selection, multicast ABR, and low-latency video delivery solutions, content providers and operators can reduce delivery costs and boost QoE.

More information about Broadpeak solutions can be found at https://broadpeak.tv.

Broadpeak, Inca Networks, and Espial Enable Scalable IP Video Delivery for Hiawatha Broadband Communications

Broadpeak, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, and Inca Networks, the leader of intelligent video delivery providing carrier-grade video delivery solutions with a world-class user experience, today announced that they have partnered to provide Minnesota-based internet service provider Hiawatha Broadband Communications (HBC) with a reliable and scalable IP video delivery solution. The subscriber management and user experiences are powered by Espial’s Elevate Cloud IPTV platform, which is a TV-as-a-service solution that enables HBC to offer IPTV and app-based TV services to its customers. AMT served as the reseller on the project, ensuring a quick and seamless deployment.

“HBC operates an advanced fiber-optic network that delivers gigabit broadband, feature-rich telephone, and video services with a selection of more than 300 channels, VOD, and extensive local high school and college sporting events produced by HBC Studios. Recently, we deployed IP ABR delivery for its ability to support OTT video, amongst other benefits,” said Jim Kronebusch, vice president of technology and engineering at Hiawatha Broadband Communications. “Broadpeak and Inca Networks provided us with a future-rich solution for preparing and distributing video content via IP applications.”

HBC is using Broadpeak’s BkS350 Origin and Packager to ingest live video channels sent by the Inca adaptive-bit-rate (ABR) transcoder 3840. The ABR transcoder 3840 was developed with reliability and resilience in mind. It uses Inca Networks’ globally deployed hardware transcoding engine, validated against thousands of broadcast streams worldwide, to transcode MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 AVC video sources into frame-aligned, multibit-rate outputs in MPEG-4 AVC using less than 200 watts in a 1-RU, power-efficient chassis. Video operators experience seamless and rapid deployment when configuring Inca Networks’ products thanks to VidiOS, an award-winning and sophisticated web-based user interface with extensive management and monitoring tools.

Upon reception from the Inca ABR transcoder 3840, the BkS350 packages the video content in the requested ABR format (i.e., HLS or MPEG-DASH) and sends it to Broadpeak’s BkS400 video cache server for streaming to subscribers. Broadpeak’s BkM100 supervises the BkS350 and BkS400 servers in addition to managing the streaming requests and redirecting them to the servers. Through a pay-as-you-grow business model, Broadpeak’s solution helps HBC to distribute IP video without making a large upfront investment. Broadpeak’s software-based solutions were easily deployed on hardware provided by HBC via virtualized machines.

“Broadpeak’s solutions are part of a strong partner ecosystem that makes IP video delivery simple and affordable for operators,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “Working with Inca Networks and Espial, we are helping HBC deliver high-quality video on any device and on any network with maximum scalability and minimal investment.”

“The Inca ABR transcoder 3840 is a powerful option for operators looking to launch new multiscreen services,” said Robert Bell, CEO at Inca Networks. “It delivers beautiful, frame-aligned video at a market-leading cost per stream, while providing operational efficiency through Inca’s stream monitoring and analysis tools. Operators such as HBC can confidently launch OTT services to generate additional revenue and expand into new geographies when working with established market leaders such as Inca Networks, Broadpeak, and Espial.”

Mick McCluskey, vice president of product management at Espial, said, “Elevate is a flexible and open platform that was easily integrated to HBC’s media processing components provided by Broadpeak and Inca Networks for rapid deployment of IP-based services.”

Espial will be exhibiting at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta, Oct 22-25, in booth 2713. Meet the Espial team at SCTE or visit http://www.espial.com/elevate to learn more information about Elevate.

Inca Networks will be exhibiting at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta, Oct 22-25, in booth 2034. Meet the Inca team at SCTE or visit www.incanetworks.com to learn more information about Inca’s carrier-grade transcoders, encoders, and video delivery solutions, including 8VSB receivers.

Broadpeak will demonstrate its IP video delivery solutions and more at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Oct. 22-25 in Atlanta at booth 2030. More information about Broadpeak solutions can be found at https://broadpeak.tv.

Broadpeak SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2018 Exhibitor Preview

Broadpeak Products at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2018

Today’s cable and telco operators are delivering a massive amount of live TV and VOD to all screens. To be competitive, they need content delivery network (CDN) solutions that ensure an exceptional quality of experience for viewers with zero latency and maximum scalability. At SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2018, Broadpeak® will demonstrate how its CDN solutions help operators become a smart AV pipe to the home and make a seamless transition to all-IP video delivery. Key highlights will include cloud PVR, multicast ABR, and origin server and packaging solutions.

nanoCDN™ Multicast ABR Solution Boosts QoE, Minimizes Bandwidth
As the first provider of ABR multicast technology, Broadpeak® is transforming live multiscreen video delivery. At the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, the company will demonstrate its nanoCDN™ multicast ABR solution, which makes live HTTP video delivery to any device truly scalable by turning millions of broadband gateways, cable modems, Wi-Fi routers, and STBs into active components of an operator’s content delivery infrastructure. Leveraging home networks, operators can cost-effectively manage the consumption peaks of live multiscreen services for millions of simultaneous viewers using only a few megabits per second from their network. nanoCDN has been successfully deployed by leading operators worldwide for live television delivery to any screen.

Several use cases for nanoCDN will be showcased, including low latency for live video streaming.

Cloud PVR — Deliver Petabytes of TV Recordings and Playback On Every Screen
Broadpeak’s Cloud PVR solution is used by some of the largest pay-TV operators globally. Providing operators with a simple, scalable and flexible solution for delivering time-shifted TV services, Broadpeak’s solution allows subscribers to launch multiple recordings on various channels simultaneously without any constraint on the available bandwidth or the number of tuners on the reception device. With Cloud PVR, service providers can deliver start-over and catch-up TV, as well as impulsive recording, using a shared copy or private copy model. The recorded content can be processed on the fly to be viewed on any device type.  

Package, Protect, and Deliver Video Content in All ABR Formats
Broadpeak’s BkS350 Origin Server and Packager improves multiscreen video delivery on managed or open internet networks through unique on-the-fly packaging and cache management capabilities. At SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, Broadpeak will showcase its BkS350 Origin Server and Packager, which supports all streaming formats and a wide range of applications, including live, VOD, cloud time-shifting, start-over, and catch-up TV. The BkS350 platform can be run on hardware or virtual machine, providing operators with maximum deployment flexibility. By providing an easy migration path from QAM to IP distribution, the BkS350 increases video delivery efficiencies and cost savings.

Ultravision to Launch IPTV Multiscreen Service in Mexico with Broadpeak Solution

Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced that Ultravision, a leading pay-TV operator in Mexico, has selected Broadpeak solutions to power its new IPTV multiscreen service. Ultravision will rely on Broadpeak’s BkM100 video delivery manager, BkS400 HTTP video cache servers, and BkS350 origin packager. By monitoring live and on-demand content, and then caching popular content based on usage patterns, Broadpeak solutions will reduce Ultravision’s content delivery costs while providing a high quality of experience (QoE) to subscribers on every screen.

“We chose Broadpeak to be our technology provider because its solutions are pre-integrated with a wide range of ecosystem systems, meeting our requirements for scalability, and successfully passing our rigorous proof-of-concept test,” said Patrício Zorrilla, Vice President of Ultra telecom at Ultravision. “Our initial plan is to launch 50 live IPTV multiscreen channels by the end of this year. Broadpeak’s solutions are completely software-based, highly flexible, and scalable, which will ensure a smooth deployment and make it easy for us to add more channels and offerings as the service grows in popularity.”

Broadpeak’s BkS350 origin and packaging server includes on-the-fly packaging capabilities that will reduce Ultravision’s processing and storage costs. With the BkS350, live content will only be recorded once and delivered to a broad range of devices — including smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes, and games consoles — in the requested ABR format. Using Broadpeak’s BkS400 HTTP video cache servers and BkM100 video delivery manager, Ultravision can cache content at the headend level and reduce load at the origin server.

“IPTV multiscreen video consumption is growing in Mexico and launching this new service will put Ultravision at a distinct competitive advantage, making them the first Mexican operator with a pure IPTV multiscreen service,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “We are proud to accompany major operators, such as Ultravision, in the deployment of their video delivery systems and in the launch of successful IPTV multiscreen services.”

 

Telstra Partners With Broadpeak to Create Innovative Hybrid Unicast/LTE-B Solution for Fixed and Mobile Networks

Based on Dynamic Device Detection, the New Solution Utilizes CDN Selection, Analytics, and Cloud Technologies to Reduce Content Delivery Costs and Improve QoE

Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, and Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications operator, today announced plans to jointly implement an innovative solution to optimize video quality and efficiency over fixed and mobile networks. The joint solution — which relies on Broadpeak’s umbrellaCDN™ content delivery network selector and BkA100 analytics running on the Telstra networks, along with Telstra’s intelligent device detection solution — is expected to dramatically increase video streaming quality optimization and efficiency for telco operators while providing the best possible quality of experience (QoE) for their end users.

“Video streaming is driving a rapid increase in mobile data growth and brings new opportunities to further improve the video experience for our customers efficiently on our network,” said Channa Seneviratne, Telstra’s executive director network and infrastructure engineering. “By forming this strategic partnership with Broadpeak and through Telstra’s investments in media optimization, such as LTE-Broadcast and HEVC, we remain committed to delivering to our customers the highest quality and most compatible streaming experience, while achieving network efficiency. In due course, we look forward to offering this valuable solution with other telco operators outside of Australia as part of our alliance with Broadpeak.”

Broadpeak and Telstra’s solution will intelligently detect device capability in real time and combine business rules defined in the umbrellaCDN to maximize the bits for quality curve of video delivered over the network. Advanced codecs such as HEVC, and the one-to-many efficiency of LTE-Broadcast will also form part of the real time decisions made to drive greater end-to-end benefits.

“By using this solution, operators will no longer need to wait for mass adoption before converting to a new codec to maximize their end users’ video streaming QoE; instead, they will be able to take advantage of bandwidth efficiencies early and deliver better experiences at the leading edge of the adoption curve,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “Working with Telstra, we are proud to be able to soon offer what will be the world’s first solution that combines unicast delivery, LTE-Broadcast, analytics, and cloud technologies to boost end-user video quality experiences and content delivery savings for operators.”

Broadpeak and Telstra will demonstrate the new solution at IBC2018, Sept. 14-18 in Amsterdam at stand 5.B78. More information about Broadpeak solutions can be found at https://broadpeak.tv.