Divitel and Keepixo power IP-based TV solution for Media Broadcast

Recently, Divitel designed a state-of-the-art streaming headend featuring Keepixo encoders for service provider Media Broadcast GmbH in Germany. As part of a bigger switch to the new hybrid offering freenet TV connect, this solution enables Media Broadcast GmbH to offer viewers advanced adaptive MPEG-DASH streaming capabilities. Viewers can access the streams via the innovative freenet TV connect service seamless within the freenet TV channel list. The use of Keepixo encoders-packagers ensures the maximum possible video quality for any given end-user bandwidth, while offering the scalability needed from 21st century video delivery solutions. Initially the platform features 18 IP-channels, but has the elasticity needed to add additional channels without system-wide resets.

“Today’s customer-expectations are high,” according to Sven Eckoldt, Media Broadcast GmbH, Senior Product Manager. “Our new freenet TV connect proposition not only meets those expectations, it’s built to surpass them. Divitel’s expertise on video delivery solutions and Keepixo’s products allow us to provide viewers with additional channels enabling more exciting content and relevant usage scenarios. We feel that freenet TV marks a new era for terrestrial television, combining the strengths of both broadcast and IP-based services.” freenet TV is the consumer brand, owned by Media Broadcast GmbH. It is a content package, consisting of private broadcaster channels, offered via the new terrestrial standard DVB-T2 HD.

“The freenet TV connect project at Media Broadcast GmbH is a great example of the type of scenario in which Divitel shines,” comments Wouter Slot, Divitel COO. “We were aiming for a flexible, future-proof solution and we delivered. Keepixo has proven a reliable and versatile partner in previous projects and they were a natural fit for the freenet TV connect solution. We look forward to seeing end-users flock to the freenet TV service and enjoy it in new and exciting ways.”

“It is an honor to have been selected by Media Broadcast GmbH, and we are delighted to work again with Divitel on this project.” added Jerome Blanc, COO for Keepixo. “We always strive to offer encoders with the best video quality, and packagers carefully tailored with all the functions that our customers need for creating professional TV services. Here again, the combination of our professional products, our customer-oriented development strategy, and Divitel’s deep industry and market knowledge, proved to be the perfect fit.”

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