Turkish Pay-TV Operator D-Smart Powers OTT Multiscreen Services With Broadpeak BkS400 Server
Utilizing the BkS400, D-Smart Can More Efficiently Deliver Live and VOD OTT Services on a Variety of Devices While Ensuring a Superior QoS
RENNES, France — May 9, 2013 — Broadpeak, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) technologies and video-on-demand (VOD) servers for cable, IPTV, OTT, and hybrid TV operators worldwide, today announced that D-Smart, Turkey’s youngest and fastest growing digital broadcasting platform, has deployed Broadpeak’s BkS400 video servers to manage its OTT streaming services. Leveraging HTTP adaptive streaming technology and a massive streaming capacity, the high-performance servers enable D-Smart to more efficiently stream high-quality live and VOD services to approximately 2 million subscribers on a wide range of devices, including TVs, PCs, and tablets.
“With subscriber demand for OTT streaming services growing every day, D-Smart needed a more powerful and flexible server to support additional sessions and traffic,” said Erdogan Simsek, DTH technical director, D-Smart. “Broadpeak’s BkS400 uses adaptive bit rate technology to speed up OTT delivery while ensuring a high quality of service for viewers. Since deploying the new servers, we’ve dramatically increased the amount of content streamed to traditional and handheld devices.”
Broadpeak’s BkS400 server streamlines OTT video delivery by supporting a variety of HTTP adaptive streaming standards, including Apple® HLS and Microsoft® Smooth Streaming. Using the server, D-Smart is able to cache VOD content at the edge of the network, reducing congestion. The BkS400 also features a massive streaming capacity that helps D-Smart quickly respond to fluctuations in viewer demand during popular live events, such as sports. Through a flexible, software-based architecture, the operator can easily scale to support additional services and sessions as well as next-generation HTTP formats.
“Broadpeak’s BkS400 server is the most flexible, cost-effective solution for pay-TV operators delivering OTT multiscreen content,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO, Broadpeak. “The BkS400 solution, combined with Broadpeak’s CDN BkM100 solution, is managing all end-user video sessions on various OTT devices. In addition to maximizing efficiencies and cost savings for the operator, the BkS400 provides exceptional video quality, helping D-Smart maintain a competitive edge in the market.”
More information about Broadpeak solutions can be found at www.broadpeak.tv.
D-Smart is Turkey’s leading digital broadcasting platform. It has been operating in Doan TV Holding since 2007, continuously developing its service packs in line with new market dynamics. D-Smart presents its platform-specific thematic channels, 37 HD channels and hundreds of digital broadcasts from Turksat to its customers.
About Broadpeak (www.broadpeak.tv)
Broadpeak designs and manufactures video delivery components for network service providers deploying IPTV, cable, and OTT services. Its portfolio of solutions and technologies powers the delivery of movies, television programming, and other content over managed networks and the Internet for viewing on any type of device. The company’s systems and services help operators increase market share and improve subscriber loyalty with superior quality of experience.
Broadpeak supports all of its customers worldwide, from simple installations to large delivery systems reaching capacities of several simultaneous million streams. Broadpeak systems leverage the long legacy of Technicolor’s excellence in broadcast and broadband content delivery from where the founders and technology originated. The company is headquartered in Rennes, France.