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Eutelsat, Broadpeak Partner for Mass OTT Delivery

By | November 17, 2016
      Eutelsat and Broadpeak are collaborating to extend OTT services for broadcasters. Photo: Eutelsat

      Eutelsat and Broadpeak are collaborating to extend OTT services for broadcasters. Photo: Eutelsat

      [Via Satellite 11-17-2016] Broadpeak, a provider of Content Delivery Network (CDN) technologies, and Eutelsat Communications are collaborating to offer content providers a satellite-based solution for multiscreen video delivery to connected devices. The new offer, SmartBeam, aims to extend access to video content on mobile devices beyond terrestrial networks and has a competitive edge for mass market delivery of Over-The-Top (OTT) services.

      SmartBeam is designed to enable broadcasters and pay-TV operators to leverage the ubiquitous coverage of satellites to broadcast video content in IP format, creating a network that is completely dedicated to IP-native terminals, including tablets and smartphones. SmartBeam works with any Wi-Fi-enabled device, supporting instant channel change, DRM security, and low latency.

      Broadpeak’s nanoCDN product is the underlying streaming technology for SmartBeam. It allows operators and content providers to contain their bandwidth requirements to only a few megabits per second in order to multicast OTT services to millions of simultaneous devices. By effectively managing video consumption peaks that are not supported by terrestrial network infrastructure, nanoCD makes multiscreen satellite delivery scalable and more cost-effective for content providers, including key live sporting events that create surges in consumption.