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Broadpeak, Eutelsat partner to optimise OTT delivery of multiscreen services

NanoCDN, “smart LNB” use multicast technology to deliver high-quality live TV channels

Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery network (CDN) technologies and video-on-demand (VOD) servers for cable, IPTV, over-the-top (OTT) and mobile operators, has teamed with Eutelsat to improve the delivery of OTT multiscreen services. Utilising a combination of Broadpeak’s nanoCDN and Eutelsat’s “smart LNB” technologies, operators can cost-effectively deliver high-quality live TV channels over satellite to millions of subscriber devices, including TVs, PCs, smartphones and tablets, using the same bandwidth.

Eutelsat’s “smart LNB” is a low-cost device that bundles direct-to-home reception of TV channels with a narrowband satellite return channel for short transmissions of IP packets. As such, it opens the door for broadcasters to operate their own ecosystem of linear TV and connected TV services direct by satellite.

Leveraging the multicast capabilities of the network, Broadpeak’s nanoCDN technology allows operators to cost-effectively deliver high-quality, live OTT video services to millions of simultaneous viewers using only a few megabits per second. By effectively managing video consumption peaks that are not supported by the network infrastructure, nanoCDN dramatically improves the scalability of live OTT TV content.

“The combination of our two technologies is a game changer in the world of OTT multiscreen delivery via satellite,” says Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “Relying on the power of multicast, operators can cost-effectively deliver high-quality live TV channels over Eutelsat satellites to an endless number of subscribers anywhere, anytime, and on any device.”

Eutelsat will be demonstrating these two technologies at CABSAT 2014, running from March 11 to 13 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.