Dish TV India Partners With Broadpeak for Its OTT Service, WATCHO

With Broadpeak’s Solutions Watcho Can Deliver Live, VOD, Time-Shift TV, and Catch-Up TV Content to Over 23.9 Million Subscribers on Mobile Devices

Broadpeak, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced that Dish TV India, the world’s largest single-country direct-to-home (DTH) operator, has deployed Broadpeak’s solutions for its OTT service, Watcho. Broadpeak’s BkM100 video delivery mediator and BkS350 origin and packaging server enable Watcho to deliver 100+ channels and thousands of hours of library content, including live, on-demand, time-shift TV, and catch-up TV, to Android and iOS mobile devices, guaranteeing a high quality of experience (QoE) for end users and increased scalability for the operator. HB LLP served as the system integrator on the project, ensuring a smooth deployment.

“We knew that if we wanted to deliver on-the-go, snackable content on connected devices, the quality of experience had to match that of our traditional DTH service,” said V. K Gupta, CTO, Dish TV India. “Broadpeak’s OTT delivery solutions are pre-integrated with key ecosystem vendors, enabling us to launch Watcho quickly and seamlessly. Thanks to the scalable nature of Broadpeak’s server and CDN manager, we can deliver high-quality content to more than 23.9 million existing subscribers and reach new customers too.”

Dish TV India is using Broadpeak’s BkS350 origin and packaging server to record linear services in one format and dynamically package the content into HLS and DASH formats for time-shifted TV services via the cloud. The BkS350 is flexible and scalable, allowing Dish TV India to use a combination of internal (e.g., RAM, SAS, and SSD) and NAS storage for cost optimization and enhanced performance. Broadpeak’s BkM100 video delivery mediator continuously monitors the popularity of content based on usage patterns, automatically pushing popular content to the edge servers while long-tail content remains in the larger central library to reduce Dish TV India’s storage costs.

“Having an OTT offering is a must for operators looking to drive business growth, and Watcho will help Dish TV engage with its existing DTH subscribers more effectively, and pull in new subscribers,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “At Broadpeak we have established a strong ecosystem with trusted partners, taking the guesswork and complexity out of launching OTT services. Not only are our CDN solutions for video streaming efficient and cost-saving, they also guarantee exceptional quality experiences on any screen.”

Broadpeak will demonstrate its OTT solutions at IBC2019, Sept. 13-17 in Amsterdam, at stand 5.B78. More information about Broadpeak solutions can be found at https://broadpeak.tv.

Broadpeak Expands Leadership Team With New Vice President of Business Development

Xavier Leclercq Will Focus on Developing New Markets and New Applications for Broadpeak Technologies

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 has appointed Xavier Leclercq as vice president of business development. Leclercq will be responsible for expanding the company’s presence across new markets and new applications for Broadpeak technologies, with a focus on next-generation solutions for OTT across any networks including 5G. He will lead Broadpeak’s business development team across various segments and initiatives.

“Broadpeak has been increasing in momentum thanks to its unparalleled software offering in the video space,” said Leclercq. “The continuous transformation of the video industry opens up huge opportunities for growth. With a culture of innovation, an experienced team, and the recent backing from Eutelsat, Broadpeak is in a unique position to take advantage of these new opportunities. Leveraging my experience and leadership, I look forward to helping Broadpeak rapidly accelerate its business and create exceptional customer experiences.”

Prior to joining Broadpeak, Leclercq was a director of IP video at Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent, where he led teams in consulting and business development. Having earlier served in roles at SeaChange and Akamai, he has more than 15 years of international experience in the IP video industry, with expertise in coding, prototyping, architecting, consulting, and selling technology solutions to content owners and network operators. Leclercq actively participates in lectures in academic and professional programmes. He has a master’s degree in business from the University of Lille and a master’s degree in telecommunications engineering from Telecom Lille.

“Xavier is a great addition to our team, with a solid history in delivering business-winning strategy and increasing the growth of technology providers in the IP market,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “Xavier will play a crucial role in consolidating Broadpeak’s position as the market-leading provider of video delivery technologies and reaching new customer segments with innovative solutions that deliver the best QoE on every screen.”

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

Broadpeak Business Growth Accelerates in the Middle East, Leading to New Office Opening in Dubai

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 has opened a new office in Dubai in order to address the unprecedented growth in OTT video consumption and an increased demand for its innovative technologies. With a local sales and support presence in the Middle East, Broadpeak will now be in a better position to help content providers and pay-TV operators in the region take advantage of video streaming opportunities.

“Content providers and operators in the Middle East are looking for innovative ways to drive new business growth and capitalize on the video streaming market,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “Having a local team on-site in Dubai will give Broadpeak a better perspective on the day-to-day challenges facing our customers and allow us to quickly respond to their needs with solutions that deliver better QoE across all screens in the most scalable and cost-effective way possible.”

Thibaud de Rohan Chabot, sales director at Broadpeak, will be the main contact for Middle East sales inquiries.

In addition to Broadpeak’s new Dubai office, the company has significantly expanded its global sales division and reach in 2019, with regional representatives recently added in Poland, Spain, and Australia.

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

Astro Partners With Broadpeak to Strengthen OTT Delivery

Broadpeak’s nanoCDN™ Multicast ABR Solution Enables Video Streams to be Delivered Over Satellite, Guaranteeing Exceptional Quality on Connected Devices

Broadpeak a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions is working with Astro Malaysia Holdings (“Astro”) Malaysia’s leading content and consumer company to strengthen the latter’s OTT video delivery service through its multicast ABR solution. Broadpeak’s multicast ABR technology will provide Astro with a cost-effective solution for OTT delivery, enabling the operator to distribute live and catch-up TV to public venues, as well as consumers and businesses, guaranteeing an exceptional experience.

Shahrul Imran Sultan, Vice President of Product Engineering at Astro said, “We are pleased to work with Broadpeak to enable our commercial and enterprise partners to enhance their business by providing their customers an avenue to enjoy our content that’s transmitted via satellite just by connecting to the establishment’s WIFI and launching the dedicated app. We are confident that Broadpeak’s multicast ABR solution will assist in elevating the customer’s user experience, while also providing the best technology quality.”

Astro is using Broadpeak’s multicast ABR satellite solution to distribute 20 MPEG-DASH live channels for Android TVs, iOS and Android tablets and smartphones. The complete Broadpeak solution includes a BkE200 transcaster server, BkA100 analytics, BkS350 origin and packager servers, and nanoCDN™ technology. Broadpeak also played the role of system integrator in this project, coordinating with third-party project stakeholders, including Viaccess-Orca, Neotion, and Datacom, to assure a seamless deployment.

With Broadpeak’s nanoCDN technology Astro can deliver adaptive bitrate formats (i.e., HLS, DASH) to public places where broadband connectivity is limited using satellite, with the quality of DTH broadcast. Utilizing Broadpeak’s BkA100 analytics solution, Astro can visualize business, streaming, and QoE statistics to optimize the quality of its OTT service.

“Satellite DTH operators are looking to unlock new sources of revenue, and delivering OTT video to public places is a great way to do that,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “With Broadpeak’s nanoCDN for satellite, Astro can deliver the ultimate quality experience that only satellite can provide on a consistent basis while addressing any type of screen.”

Broadpeak will demonstrate its multicast ABR technology at BroadcastAsia 2019, June 18-20 in Singapore at stand 4H3-01. More information about Broadpeak solutions can be found at https://broadpeak.tv.

Broadpeak Wins Three Awards at 2019 NAB Show, Champions Ultra-Low Latency With Multicast ABR

Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced that its ultra-low-latency multicast ABR and local video caching technologies won multiple awards at the 2019 NAB Show. The company’s nanoCDN™ multicast ABR solution with ultra-low latency and device synchronization for live streaming was presented with the 2019 NAB Show Product of the Year Award and IABM’s BaM Award in the Consume category. In addition, Broadpeak’s BroadCache Box was recognized by PRODU magazine in the IP delivery category.


“Broadpeak’s nanoCDN is the only multicast ABR technology on the market today that combines multicast delivery with CMAF and chunked transfer encoding, allowing operators to send video chunks while they are being processed,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “Winning these awards acknowledges our hard work, swift responsiveness to industry challenges, and pioneering role in bringing ultra-low-latency multicast ABR, as well as local video caching technology, to the market.”

As the first provider of multicast ABR technology, Broadpeak has set the benchmark for scalable, live multiscreen video delivery. The company’s nanoCDN solution leverages multicast ABR technology to synchronize all devices receiving a live feed in the HLS or MPEG-DASH format. As a result, it eliminates the echo effects of several screens in the same location. It also significantly reduces end-to-end latency, bringing it down from 30 to 40 seconds to where it is with traditional digital TV. By solving these issues, the solution enables pay-TV operators to switch from IPTV technology to full ABR.

In addition, PRODU recognized Broadpeak for its BroadCache Box solution. The solution, deployed by HBO Latin America, leverages local video caching technology to lower CDN costs for broadcasters and content providers. Using BroadCache Box, broadcasters can dramatically reduce CDN costs while boosting subscriber QoE by deploying local caches into the networks of telecom or cable operators. Since the content is streamed from a location closer to end users, latency and network congestion are reduced, resulting in higher video bit rates, faster start times, and uninterrupted viewing sessions.

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

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.