Discover Digital launches OTT VOD with Broadpeak

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 
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Discover Digital Launches OTT VOD Platform Powered by Broadpeak

  • Broadpeak’s CDN Manager and Streaming Server Solutions Ensure Superior QoS and Cost-Effective Delivery of TVOD and SVOD Services to the Sub-Saharan African Market

RENNES, France — Broadpeak, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) technologies and live and video-on-demand (VOD) servers for cable, IPTV, OTT, and hybrid TV operators worldwide, today announced that Discover Digital, a South African digital entertainment company, has selected Broadpeak’s video delivery solution for powering its complete OTT transactional video on demand (TVOD) and subscription video on demand (SVOD) platform for B2C and B2B applications. Utilizing a combination of Broadpeak’s CDN manager and streaming server solutions, which offer unparalleled flexibility and scalability, Discover Digital and its customers (i.e., telcos, ISPs, and TV operators) can cost-effectively deliver VOD services to subscribers while providing a superior quality of service. Currently, the platform is being used across South Africa, with further expansion in other regions of the continent anticipated soon.

“To address the growing consumer demand for VOD content, we needed a CDN solution that enables greater access to on-demand services on a variety of devices, via both fixed and mobile networks,” said Stephen Watson, executive director, Discover Digital. “Based on an open architecture, Broadpeak’s solutions provide us with the flexibility and efficiency that is crucial for launching VOD content quickly and affordably, while guaranteeing a high-quality viewing experience that includes thousands of movies and popular television series.”

Broadpeak’s BkS400 servers support a wide range of formats, including Apple® HLS, Microsoft® Smooth Streaming, Adobe® HDS, and MPEG-DASH, enabling Discover Digital to deliver VOD content to any screen, including Android™ and iOS mobile devices. Leveraging HTTP adaptive bit rate technology, the servers guarantee that viewers receive the best possible video quality.

Discover Digital is using Broadpeak’s CDN Mediator BkM100, a unified content delivery network manager, to effectively manage load balancing and failover tasks. Based on an open architecture, the BkM100 offers seamless integration with service platforms and content management systems, making it easy for Discover Digital to deploy the solution.

“Consumers want a wide array of choices when it comes to video content,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO, Broadpeak. “With an OTT CDN solution from Broadpeak, Discover Digital’s customers can continually expand their service offerings without comprising quality or making a large investment in network infrastructure. As a result, they are able to bring a better television experience to the African market.”