Uruguayan cable operator TCC launches OTT services with Broadpeak

Thursday, June 20th, 2013
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RENNES, France — Broadpeak, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) technologies and video-on-demand (VOD) servers for cable, IPTV, OTT, and hybrid TV operators worldwide, today announced that Uruguayan cable operator TCC has selected Broadpeak for the deployment of its new OTT service.

Utilizing Broadpeak’s BkM100 Mediator unified CDN manager, BkS300 multiformat streaming video server, and BkS400 HTTP video cache server, TCC can cost-effectively deliver live and VOD content OTT to subscribers while ensuring a high quality of service.

“Partnering with Broadpeak will allow us to meet the growing consumer demand for a high-quality OTT viewing experience on any device,” said Javier Ruete, CEO, TCC. “Broadpeak’s CDN technologies provide us with the most efficient and cost-effective solution for delivering our video content while optimizing network and storage resources. Leveraging the flexibility offered by Broadpeak solutions, we can easily add catch-up TV, analytics, and wholesale CDN features to enhance the OTT service.”

Broadpeak’s BkS300 and BkS400 video servers support a variety of video formats, including Apple® HLS, Microsoft® Smooth Streaming, Adobe® HDS, and MPEG-DASH, enabling TCC to reach a broad range of viewing devices. Using HTTP adaptive bit rate technology, the servers guarantee that viewers always benefit from the best video quality possible.

The BkM100 system effectively manages load balancing and failover tasks by continuously monitoring the popularity of content based on subscriber usage patterns, enabling TCC to deliver VOD content in the most cost-effective and efficient manner.

“Expanding its digital cable service offering to include OTT content puts TCC at a competitive advantage in the pay-TV marketplace,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO, Broadpeak. “Broadpeak’s video streaming technologies dramatically reduce an operator’s capital and operating expenses as they face an ever-increasing pressure to deliver more content to more devices while maintaining an exceptional quality of service.”

Broadpeak will present its solutions at NexTV Summit South America in a conference session titled “Delivering the TV of the Future” on June 25 at 5:10 p.m. ART, in Buenos Aires.