Broadpeak and Eutelsat to offer live TV and VOD to mobile devices

18 November 2016

Digital Content

Broadpeak and Eutelsat Communications are combining their complementary skills to offer content providers a satellite-based solution for multiscreen video delivery to connected devices. The new offer is a game-changer for extending access to video content on mobile devices beyond terrestrial networks and has a competitive edge for mass market delivery of OTT services.

SmartBeam, Eutelsat’s new service 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 WiFi-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 high-quality OTT services to millions of simultaneous devices.

By effectively managing video consumption peaks that are not supported by terrestrial network infrastructure, nanoCDN™ makes multiscreen satellite delivery scalable and affordable for content providers, including key live sporting events that create surges in consumption.

“SmartBeam redefines how satellite can extend access to live and on-demand content on mobile devices, enabling an exceptional quality of experience for OTT customers located beyond range of terrestrial networks,” said Jacques Dutronc, Chief Development and Innovation Officer at Eutelsat.

Source: ITNews Africa 17 November 2016