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Broadpeak Launches Open Technology Alliance at IBC2012

Broadpeak Open Alliance (BOA) Will Accelerate OTT Content Delivery by Supporting Strategic Partnerships and Third-Party Interoperability

RENNES, France  - Aug. 31,  2012 - Broadpeak, a leading provider of content delivery networks (CDN) technology and video-on-demand (VOD) servers for cable, IPTV, OTT, and hybrid TV operators worldwide, today announced that it will launch a new industry initiative called the Broadpeak Open Alliance (BOA) at IBC2012 in Amsterdam. By encouraging interoperability amongst third-party technology providers, Broadpeak aims to improve and accelerate OTT rollouts.

“Given the increase in OTT video offerings, pay-TV operators are challenged to build a compelling service to differentiate themselves within the market,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO and president, Broadpeak. “We believe the most successful OTT video solutions rely on best-of-breed technologies because they give operators the freedom to change any piece of equipment within their video infrastructure if a better solution is available. In launching the Broadpeak Open Alliance, our goal is to create an open environment so that cable and telecom operators can deliver a more competitive and differentiated service offering.”

Employing a best-of-breed approach to video content services over broadband networks, operators can select the best technology available for each component of the delivery chain — from the headend equipment to the home network systems. BOA will create a technical framework for this vision, enabling Broadpeak to test its solutions with other technologies from strategic partners to ensure interoperability. The testing process will initially involve home network components such as broadband home gateways, STBs, and middleware. The second phase will target other components of the OTT delivery ecosystem, including video headend equipment, conditional access systems, and service platforms, in an effort to offer unique features with Broadpeak’s trusted partners.

Technology vendors interested in joining the Broadpeak Open Alliance can find out additional information by visiting Broadpeak at IBC2012, stand 4.B72 or by contacting us by e-mail.

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About Broadpeak
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.