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Teltoo to enhance Liberty Global streaming

December 9, 2019

Teltoo, a software-only decentralised video delivery technology company, has announced a partnership with Liberty Global to improve the overall bandwidth capacity for live streaming of the most popular events on television.

By working with Teltoo as a peer-to-peer CDN partner, Liberty Global will have another tool that enhances their existing CDN and help continue to offer reliable video streaming for their customers when and where they want it.

The partnership builds on a long-standing relationship between Liberty Global and Teltoo. Early on in its history, Teltoo was a participant in the Virgin Media Techstars accelerator programme in 2016, an incubator for start-ups backed by Liberty Global’s UK subsidiary Virgin Media. Liberty Global has also invested in Teltoo via its investment arm Liberty Global Ventures in a funding round that took place in 2018.

“This partnership is a pivotal moment for the streaming space as it is the first incident of peer-to-peer CDN partnering with a tier one operator,” said Pablo Hesse, Founder and CEO, Teltoo. “We will deliver the support and quality help Liberty Global continue to deliver a high quality streaming service for customers.”

This partnership enables Teltoo to expand its operations into new markets. Leveraging Liberty Global’s existing operations, Teltoo will expand into additional prominent markets, namely the UK. The UK currently is the most prominent market for streaming after the US. With access to new markets at a larger scale, Teltoo is poised for growth.

Horizon 4, Liberty Global’s next-generation entertainment platform is already serving 100,000s of customers in The Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland and it set to launch across other Liberty markets in 2020. Horizon 4 is built for the modern-day viewer and made for a multi-screen home ranging from televisions to laptops, smartphones and tablets.  The Teltoo partnership contributes to the platform offering the highest quality of streaming at all times.

“As our industry evolves, Liberty Global has been a leader in pioneering ways for people to consume video services inside and outside their homes,” said Phil Sellick Director Video Innovation Liberty Global. “By working with Teltoo as our peer-to-peer CDN, we have another tool to enable us to offer reliable video streaming for our customers when and where they want it.”

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