While early incarnations of multi-network architectures were primarily focused on combining managed IP networks with traditional cable and satellite networks, the focus is now largely on combinations of services over DVB broadcast and unmanaged (over-the-top) networks.
Operators can leverage their existing DVB networks, whether satellite, cable or terrestrial, and add OTT functionality through the consumer’s own broadband links
This combination of multi-network – a.k.a. hybrid – deployments is perhaps the most pervasive in today’s pay-TV environment. Operators can leverage their existing DVB networks, whether satellite, cable or terrestrial, and add OTT functionality through the consumer’s own broadband links. Thus a new breed of multi-network architecture has been born. It is simple in concept, yet quite complex in practice.
Hear about real-world examples of DVB + OTT video rollouts from across Europe. At the ‘Multi-network Solutions in the Real World’ forum, to be held on September 8 during IBC 2012, experts will break down the technical and business challenges that operators face with multi-network services. Participants include Nigel Walley, managing director, Decipher, Dr. Dirk Jaeger, CTO, Divitel Holding /MD Divitel Deutschland GmbH, Yuval Fisher, CTO, RGB Networks and Tom Munro, CEO, Verimatrix.