Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery networks (CDN) and video-on-demand (VoD) servers for cable, IPTV, and hybrid TV operators worldwide, has topped the European video-on-demand server software rankings in the latest Multimedia Research Group (MRG) IPTV Market Leaders Report. This report, covering the Autumn/Winter 2011 time period, gives Broadpeak its second successive number-one ranking among IPTV VoD server software vendors in Europe.
“With consumer demand for high-quality video over the Internet rising rapidly, Broadpeak is poised to build on the company’s continued success and develop a global profile in delivering market-leading VoD technologies to increasing numbers of service providers around the world,” said Broadpeak president and CEO, Jacques Le Mancq. “We are delighted to be recognized by MRG as the leading VoD server software vendor in Europe and leverage this ranking for even greater market share.”
“Because of the growing European demand for premium video in both the IPTV and the mobile/OTT markets, Broadpeak is in an excellent position to grow in both these markets with its VoD software,” said Gary Schultz, president, MRG Inc.
The MRG Inc. report recognizes Broadpeak’s position as the European leader in the IPTV video-on-demand server software sector by measuring the number of active IPTV subscribers that use the company’s services or are supported by the company’s products. The subscriber count was verified by triangulating data from IPTV operators and multiple vendors using a top-down and bottom-up approach. The twice-yearly MRG Inc. report tracks and evaluates the performance of 120 leading IPTV vendors in six key sectors of the IPTV market: video-on-demand server software, IPTV access systems, video headend (encoder) systems (VHEs), set-top boxes (STBs), middleware (MW), and content protection/digital rights management (CP/DRM). For the Autumn/Winter 2011 report, over 930 IPTV service provider deployments were monitored, across four geographical regions, in order to arrive at the final rankings.
Broadpeak is the manufacturer of the BkS family of high-performance VoD servers that ingests video assets and streams them based on subscriber requests. In addition to VoD functionality, the BkS servers also support other value-added applications including Network Personal Video Recording (NPVR) and Network Time Shifting (NTS) services. Leveraging on its achievement in the IPTV field, Broadpeak also offers high-performance streaming solutions for Open Internet and for live and VOD applications in popular formats such as HLS and Smooth Streaming.