Advanced Television

Cyprus’ Cablenet launchesVoD and time-shift TV services with Broadpeak CDN technology

August 22, 2012

Broadpeak, a leading provider of content delivery networks (CDN) and video-on-demand (VoD) servers for cable, IPTV, OTT and hybrid TV operators worldwide, today announced that Cablenet, the cable operator in Cyprus, has deployed Broadpeak’s BkM100 Mediator content delivery network manager and BkS100 on-demand video servers to power its new digital cable service. Using Broadpeak’s highly scalable and flexible CDN technology, Cablenet is able to deliver new VoD and time-shift TV services — such as catch-up, start-over, and NPVR — to its subscribers more efficiently, while ensuring the best possible quality of experience.

“The capability to deliver high-quality VoD and time-shift TV services is critical to our company’s success,” said Nicolas Shiacolas, managing director of Cablenet. “Broadpeak content delivery network technology streamlines the deployment of our new VoD and time-shift TV services while providing us with the flexibility to integrate OTT video delivery in the future — all from a single, unified platform — making it a perfect future-proof solution.”

Broadpeak’s BkS100 high-performance VoD server ingests video assets and delivers them to Cablenet set-top boxes based on subscriber demand. Leveraging the server’s highly scalable and flexible architecture, Cablenet can incrementally add storage capacity to support an increasing amount of VOD and time-shift content. In addition to providing a high server throughput, the BkS100 servers enable Cablenet to deliver exceptional video quality and high-speed service to end users.

A completely open and scalable solution, Broadpeak’s BkM100 CDN Manager maximizes content delivery based on the type of service and customer location. By continuously monitoring the popularity of content based on usage patterns, it automatically pushes popular content to the edge of the servers, while long-tail content remains on the larger central library, dramatically reducing storage use and operating expenses.

“Today’s on-the-go generation expects a high-quality television service that can be viewed any time, challenging video service providers to efficiently and cost-effectively deliver that experience,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO, Broadpeak. “Broadpeak’s content delivery network solutions were designed to optimize the delivery of value-added services like VoD, network personal video recording, and network time-shifting, so that operators like Cablenet can deploy new services easily, without sacrificing video quality.”

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