Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery network (CDN) technologies and live and VoD servers for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced a new version of its groundbreaking nanoCDN solution. The release of nanoCDN multicast adaptive bitrate (ABR) 2.0 makes live HTTP video delivery to any device truly scalable by turning millions of broadband gateways, cable modems, Wi-Fi routers, or STBs into active components of an operator’s content delivery infrastructure. A variety of advanced features have been added to the product, including low latency for live video streaming and live HTTP TV service delivery via satellite, with successful integration into more than 70 Consumer Premises Equipment (CPE) from third-party technology partners.
“In an ideal world, pay-TV operators would transition from legacy IPTV or digital broadcast live streams on STBs to all-ABR, with the benefit of having a single implementation to address all devices. Until nanoCDN, two challenges stood in the way: lack of scalability for managing live TV peaks and latency issues during live streaming,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO, Broadpeak. “nanoCDN solves both issues, in a secure manner. We believe that multicast ABR technology is the missing piece to implementing a fully converged video delivery architecture that is the future of television.”
Leveraging home networks, nanoCDN enables operators to cost-effectively manage the consumption peaks of live ABR services for millions of simultaneous viewers using only a few megabits per second from their network. Since its inception, nanoCDN has evolved to address changing technology requirements, providing support for HTTPS delivery and the DASH protocol, and ensuring zero latency. The latest release of nanoCDN also supports high-quality 4K video delivery, with the capability to pre-cache VOD content on CPE devices, even when the access-network bandwidth does not allow it through regular streaming.
nanoCDN 2.0 also introduces support for satellite networks, in addition to cable and telecom networks. nanoCDN multicast ABR 2.0 allows satellite operators to cost-effectively deliver live and on-demand services across tablets, smartphones, connected TVs, and other OTT devices and redefine the direct-to-home reach beyond the main screen.