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Synamedia powers Yes’s latency breakthrough

July 29, 2020

Israeli multiplay telco Bezeq is deploying video software provider Synamedia’s end-to-end video network portfolio to achieve broadcast-equivalent latency for its cloud-based, Internet-only TV services. Yes believes it will be the first operator in the world to deliver broadcast-equivalent latency.

Yes chose Synamedia because it is the only vendor with an end-to-end video network able to minimise latency at every stage of the workflow – from encoding through to the CDN and player – to match broadcast latency while also minimising bandwidth requirements. This gives viewers a consistently high-quality viewing experience with no interruptions or buffering while allowing Yes to control costs.

This contract is an extension of Yes’s long-standing relationship with Synamedia as it phases out its direct-to-home (DTH) satellite service and moves to all-IP by 2026, underpinned by Synamedia’s Infinite cloud platform, security solutions and services, as well as its video network technologies.

To achieve low latency, the deployment includes Synamedia’s Edge Media Streamer private CDN and virtualised Digital Content Manager (DCM). Synamedia’s private CDN provides far greater control over service quality, costs and operations than a public CDN.

“After a competitive tender, we selected Synamedia to help us transition fully to IP and deliver on our feature-rich roadmap – including our commitment to match broadcast latency, delivering an exceptional subscriber experience,” advised Itzhak Elyakim, VP Engineering and CTO at Yes. “Only Synamedia offered an end-to-end solution able to meet all of our requirements, ensuring we avoided the need to integrate any third-party products,”

“Yes has always been at the forefront of innovation,” noted Yves Padrines, CEO at Synamedia. “With its bold decision to offer carrier-grade streaming services with world-beating low latency, Yes is yet again breaking new ground. And, by using our Infinite cloud TV platform, Yes is benefiting from streamlined operations and reduced operational costs as subscribers enjoy high-quality streaming services packed with many new features.”


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