Broadpeak’s C-CAS Wins TV Connect Award for ‘Best Network Technology for IPTV and OTT’
RENNES, France — March 28, 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 the company’s new C-CAS technology was awarded “Best Network Technology for IPTV and OTT” at the 2013 TV Connect Awards presented by Informa Telecoms & Media at TV Connect 2013 in London. Broadpeak’s C-CAS uniquely enables pay-TV operators to support HTTP adaptive streaming protocols while simultaneously remaining compliant with conditional access systems on subscribers’ existing set-top boxes (STBs).
“C-CAS addresses the massive challenges pay-TV operators face in cost-effectively delivering encrypted content via HTTP adaptive streaming protocols to their existing subscribers’ STBs, which traditionally rely on a Conditional Access System for content protection,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO and president of Broadpeak. “Using C-CAS, operators can unify the video user experience across next-generation and existing STBs in order to deliver exceptional video quality to subscribers at a minimal investment. Winning this prestigious industry award gives credibility to the major impact we believe C-CAS will have on the pay-TV industry.”
The TV Connect Awards recognize innovative technology solutions in the connected entertainment industry. Entries are judged by a panel of industry professionals comprising cable and telecom operators as well as independent experts. During the awards ceremony at TV Connect 2013, held March 20 in London, Broadpeak received a special plaque commemorating its technology achievement.
Utilizing C-CAS, operators can cost-effectively deliver high-quality multimedia services — including HD video — over any broadband network. By dramatically lowering the cost of launching HTTP adaptive streaming video services, C-CAS enables pay-TV operators to maximize their revenue. Prior to Broadpeak’s C-CAS technology, an operator wanting to deliver protected content in HTTP adaptive streaming would be required to upgrade the firmware of each and every legacy STB with a digital rights management system for content protection — a very risky and time-consuming undertaking given the large variety of STBs deployed and their limited resources. C-CAS allows operators to capitalize on their investment in existing STBs by supporting HTTP adaptive streaming in CAS-based STBs.
More information about Broadpeak solutions can be found at www.broadpeak.tv.
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.