Broadpeak Makes High-Quality 5G Video Experiences a Reality With MobiledgeX Edge Compute Infrastructure

Using Broadpeak’s BroadCache Box Technology Deployed at the Deep Edge of Mobile Networks, Operators and Content Providers Can Boost Video Performance and Reduce Costs

Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced its 5G video work with MobiledgeX, Inc., a Deutsche Telekom-founded company making the edge widely available and easier to access. Broadpeak has deployed its virtual BroadCache Box local caching technology for mobile networks via the MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud platform that aggregates more than a dozen global mobile networks to expose one common interface to developers. As part of MobiledgeX’s early access program, Broadpeak has successfully tested its virtual BroadCache Box applications on MobiledgeX’s federation of edge networks, demonstrating the ability to reduce video delivery costs and improve QoE for mobile video delivered over 5G networks.

When video 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. By using Broadpeak’s virtual BroadCache Box, content providers can significantly boost subscriber QoE for video delivered over next-gen mobile networks. This supports engagements with an expanding crop of OTT players eager to reach subscribers anywhere.

“The edge is uniquely suited to delivering mobile video experiences at the ultra-high quality consumers have come to expect in their living rooms,” said Sunay Tripathi, chief technology officer, MobiledgeX. “Broadpeak’s testing in our edge network has proven the critical role its local caching technology can play in global 5G video strategies that will add new revenue streams for existing and emerging players alike.”

The MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud R2.0 platform aggregates edge processing power across multiple enterprise on-premise and telecom network locations and presents them through one common interface that application developers and independent software vendors use to design, deploy, and manage applications, including video delivery. Broadpeak’s virtual BroadCache Box technology on the MobiledgeX framework is being tested within a mobile environment infrastructure, allowing experimentation with containerization, as well as introduction of new schemes to deliver an optimal experience for consumers. The concept is to dynamically deploy local caching applications inside the mobile edge network for specific content providers.

“Global mobile traffic is increasing, especially for live video, and we need to adapt our video delivery infrastructures to address that,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “Our partnership with MobiledgeX is a great opportunity for us to deploy our advanced edge caching technology in a fully cloud-based environment and test it in a real-life cellular network infrastructure.”

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

Broadpeak Hosts Virtual Events for Content Providers and Pay-TV Operators

Broadpeak vNAB Event Will Include Live Demos, One-on-One Digital Meetings, and Live Conference Presentations on How to Increase Content Delivery Efficiency and Improve Multiscreen QoE

Following the cancellation of the 2020 NAB Show, 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 will be hosting a series of virtual events, April 27-30. The Broadpeak vNAB will include one-on-one digital meetings with Broadpeak sales and technology experts, live technology demos, and conference presentations centered on how to increase content delivery efficiency, provide a superior quality of experience across all screens, and monetize video services.

“While the travel restrictions currently in place prohibit us from visiting customers face to face, having a virtual event is a great way to connect,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “We’re excited to meet with our customer base across APAC, EMEA, North America, and LATAM regions and talk about strategies for how they can continue to deliver exceptional quality of experience for multiscreen video leveraging the latest technology innovations from Broadpeak.”

A range of technology demos will be presented during Broadpeak’s virtual event, with a key highlight being the company’s new S4Streaming technology. S4Streaming gives video service providers the opportunity for more control over streaming quality and bandwidth usage. Virtual event attendees will see how Broadpeak’s S4Streaming delivers a superior QoE for video streaming services on any device and how it offers increased control over the network.

Broadpeak will also demonstrate CDN Diversity during the virtual event, showcasing how this solution allows content providers to dynamically take into account the instantaneous quality of several CDNs as a service, combine their contributions, and deliver content at a quality level exceeding what would be achievable with the best CDN alone.

Online registration to the virtual event is now open. To view the full event schedule and register online, visit https://broadpeak.tv/go/vNAB20.

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

Broadpeak Launches S4Streaming, a Groundbreaking Technology to Dramatically Improve Video QoE Through ABR Network Control

S4Streaming Gives Service Providers Control of ABR Video Delivery, Allowing Multi Bitrate, Live Low-Latency, and Dynamic Bandwidth Management in the Network

Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced S4Streaming, a revolutionary technology that gives video service providers more control over streaming quality and bandwidth usage.

Through a unique combination of server-side technologies, S4Streaming assesses and selects the appropriate quality for video streaming, ultimately reducing the latency of live streams, enabling higher bit rates for on-demand content delivery, and decreasing video quality changes when network conditions vary. Using S4Streaming, service providers can deliver a superior quality of experience (QoE) for their video streaming service on any device and increase the control over the network.

“Until now, ABR streaming has been exclusively relying on the players to evaluate bandwidth and perform quality selection. The problem with this approach is that it can cause uneven end-user experiences, and bandwidth evaluation may not work in the context of low-latency video streaming, further worsening viewer experiences,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “S4Streaming represents an inflection point in the industry, giving service providers full control over how their resources are used so that they can deliver high-quality video streams with low latency.”

S4Streaming accurately measures the bandwidth available from the server side rather than at the player level. The latter has access to limited information about network congestion compared with the latest generation of streaming servers that rely on modern network transport algorithms. The S4Streaming solution provides centralized control of quality stream selections based on the above server-side assessments or via operator-defined rules, enabling more precise estimations of QoE and dynamic adaptions. Service providers can change video profiles at any time with S4Streaming, which is an unparalleled level of control. The S4Streaming solution is especially efficient for managing low-latency live video streaming.

Through advanced analytics, S4Streaming allows service providers to determine how network investments will translate into an improvement in video QoE, prevent events that can cause QoE degradation, anticipate streaming limits, and manage bandwidth intelligently.

The solution includes an innovative home network orchestration feature that allows service providers to dynamically distribute bandwidth resources among different devices and monitor bandwidth at the home level. For mobile applications, a cell congestion capability enables effective management of backhaul and radio cell congestion during consumption peaks.

The S4Streaming solution is fully compatible with the existing ABR streaming ecosystem, simplifying deployment. S4Streaming has proven to be effective in both unicast and multicast ABR environments.

Broadpeak will demonstrate its video streaming and cloud recording solutions at the 2020 NAB Show, April 19-22 in Las Vegas, Booth SU8921. More information about Broadpeak solutions can be found at https://broadpeak.tv.

Broadpeak Performs World-First Video Unified Packaging and Encryption of DASH and HLS

New BkS350 Origin Packager Reduces Storage Costs by Sharing DASH and HLS Video Fragments Using CMAF and Unifying Encryption

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 completed the world’s first unified packaging and encryption of DASH and HLS formats. Using the latest version of its BkS350 origin packager, Broadpeak successfully delivered DASH and HLS video fragments using the same chunks (encrypted with CBCS) and container (CMAF) for both protocols, a unique capability that will optimize storage costs for OTT service providers.

Until CMAF was developed, HLS and DASH needed to be delivered in different containers. In addition, Apple FairPlay and Google Widevine used different encryption schemes (i.e., CBCS and CTR), creating the need for a different chunk for each streaming format (i.e., HLS and DASH) even with the new CMAF container. Now that Widevine allows CBCS encryption, it is possible to encrypt one CMAF fragment for both HLS and DASH formats. Broadpeak’s BkS350 origin packager is the first solution to offer this capability.

“Today, OTT delivery can be costly in terms of network bandwidth and storage due to the multiplication of streaming formats. Service providers need to deliver video content in two entirely different packaging formats and two different encryption schemes in order to reach all devices,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “The BkS350 origin packager eliminates these issues and unifies video delivery by introducing a common video streaming scheme for several players. We’re excited to share this innovation with our customers and support them in the optimization of their overall video streaming costs.”

Broadpeak’s BkS350 origin packager creates only one chunk for both HLS and DASH streams. CMAF is used as the packaging container format and CBCS as the encryption scheme. This powerful new solution reduces CDN storage costs while simplifying the headend and requiring fewer packaging resources.

The new version of Broadpeak’s BkS350 origin packager that unifies HLS and DASH using CMAF and CBCS encryption provides several important benefits to OTT providers. Using the same amount of CDN storage, service providers can cache twice the amount of content. In addition, the cache hit ratio mechanically improves, allowing service providers to reduce the pressure on the output of the origin packager.

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

Broadpeak Powers Delta’s New Video Service in the Netherlands

Using Broadpeak’s nanoCDN Multicast ABR, the Cable Operator Can Easily Transition to an all-IP Delivery System

Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced that Dutch cable operator Delta Fiber Nederland, has launched a new video service powered by Broadpeak’s multicast ABR solution. Using Broadpeak’s nanoCDN™ technology integrated into AminoOS software, and running on AminoVU STB devices, Delta Fiber Nederland can deliver live TV to subscribers with an exceptional quality of experience (QoE) without making substantial infrastructure investments.

“One of the primary concerns we had when launching our new video service based on HTTP video delivery was how to guarantee a high quality of experience during live events when there are a large number of viewers and network bandwidth is constrained,” said Bart Smeels, manager platforms and services at Delta Fiber Nederland. “We chose Broadpeak as our solutions provider because they lead the industry in multicast ABR technology implementations. With nanoCDN we can cost-effectively manage the consumption peaks of our live service, supporting several hundred thousand simultaneous viewers and using only a few megabits per second from our network while maintaining the quality that viewers expect. We are very happy with the technology and the Broadpeak team, and we have had zero issues since we launched the system in production.”

nanoCDN makes live HTTP video delivery to any device scalable by turning the Amino STBs into active components of Delta’s content delivery infrastructure. During live events, when there is a peak in video consumption, nanoCDN relies on multicast ABR delivery to minimize bandwidth consumption. Whether it’s one or one million viewers watching, the same amount of network bandwidth is used. By combining multicast ABR streaming with software agents running directly on the STB, nanoCDN technology significantly improves QoE for Delta Fiber Nederland viewers. Highly flexible and scalable, nanoCDN will enable the operator to expand its video service into the multiscreen environment in the future.

“We are excited to join forces with Delta Fiber Nederland, a leading television provider in the Netherlands, on this initiative to bring live ABR television to the main screen,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “Through the power of multicast ABR technology, operators all around the world are discovering how they can make live HTTP video delivery affordable and streamlined, building the future of IPTV.”

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

Broadpeak Joins ETSI, Strengthens the Company’s Involvement in 3GPP Standards Development

Actively Involved in 5G Trials, Broadpeak Offers Content Delivery Technologies to Optimize Video Quality and Efficiency Over Fixed and Mobile Networks

CESSON-SEVIGNE, France — Nov. 21, 2019 — 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 now a member of ETSI, a leading standardization organization for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) standards fulfilling European and global market needs. By joining ETSI, Broadpeak will play an important role in helping to create mobile standards, including 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) for the next generations of mobile telecommunications, starting with the evolutions of 5G.

“ETSI and 3GPP are shaping the 5G mobile network future, and we’re excited to be a part of the tremendous work that they do,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “Technology is evolving, and the team at Broadpeak looks forward to sharing its experience and vision about how technologies such as Multi-Access Edge Computing and Network Function Virtualization, along with other 3GPP contributions, can enhance video streaming over mobile networks.” 

As one of the newest members of ETSI, Broadpeak will concentrate its efforts on examining the advantages of developing a video cache infrastructure in the mobile edge in order to improve scalability, resiliency, and quality of service. Broadpeak’s video delivery over 5G solutions are designed to optimize video quality and efficiency over fixed and mobile networks and have been successfully deployed in 5G trials. 

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

Partner Communications Selects Broadpeak’s Server-Side Ad Insertion Solution

Broadpeak’s SSAI Solution Simplifies the Personalization of OTT Ads, Without Any Rebuffering or Ad Blockers, Boosting Monetization for Operators

CESSON-SEVIGNE, France — Nov. 13, 2019 — Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced that Partner Communications Company (NASDAQ and TASE: PTNR), a leading provider of telecommunications services in Israel, will deploy its server-side ad insertion (SSAI) solution. Integrating Broadpeak’s SSAI solution with other Broadpeak technologies already deployed, including origin server, CDN, and cloud PVR, will enable Partner Communications to deliver personalized ads within VOD content, helping it to better monetize its cutting-edge OTT television service.

“We chose Broadpeak’s server-side ad insertion solution because it is flexible and simple to integrate with other ecosystem equipment, eliminating the need to perform complex ad insertion at the video level,” said Ronen Gutmanovitz, head of TV technologies at Partner Communications.


The operator will use Google Ad Manager, iFeelSmart for the client application, and Broadpeak’s solutions for manifest manipulation. Broadpeak’s ad insertion solution allows Partner Communications to personalize ads. Broadpeak’s SSAI solution avoids rebuffering during ads and defeats ad blockers, ensuring a superior television experience for end users. In addition, iFeelSmart has integrated Broadpeak SmartLib, which enables avoiding ad skipping and provides client-side analytics information. Broadpeak’s BkA100 video delivery analytics system then displays this information, combining it with server feedback, in order to provide decision makers with a comprehensive view of the entire system.

“Operators across the world are always looking for new ways to improve OTT monetization, and our SSAI solution is a first-class option that is flexible, scalable, and completely open, enabling operators to work with several ad decision servers,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “Our SSAI solution is gaining momentum with this latest deployment in Israel. Relying on the solution’s manifest manipulation techniques combined with the use of ABR formats will significantly boost Partner Communications’ monetization potential and improve video streaming experiences for their customers.”

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

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.