Reaching millions of end-users with one
With Broadpeak technologies, content providers can seamlessly
convert unicast streams into multicast. The setup is simple! We
install a Broadpeak BkE200 transcaster server in the headend and our multicast
ABR application, nanoCDN, in the CPE of the subscriber, to convert the
multicast stream back into unicast.
Broadpeak’s solution revolutionizes live multiscreen video
delivery via satellite by removing all of the hurdles related to peak
hour consumption. Regardless of the number of viewers, the same
bandwidth is used over the network. Leveraging subscribers’ home CPE
equipment as part of the content delivery network infrastructure, nanoCDN
makes live multiscreen video delivery to any device truly scalable.
Decrease latency regarding live events
For users to have a good live viewing experience,
operators must consider the latency involved with delivering “real live”
content. Sport events and news channels require very low latency to avoid
frustration from end-users, who do not want their program to be spoiled
by advance Twitter notifications, SMS, or by hearing the reactions of
Thanks to nanoCDN technology, Broadpeak decreases live
latency by 80 percent. Streaming optimization and playlist
manipulation technologies are at the heart of these improvements.
Multicast ABR to feed remote sites
Broadpeak’s solution is not only intended for satellite
operators, it also addresses telecom and cable operators that use a satellite
contribution link. Given that the satellite link between the central
headend and local headend is expensive, using unicast at this level to
stream content to several local headends can be very costly.
Relying on the power of multicast, Broadpeak’s solution
dramatically reduces operators’ costs and makes live
multiscreen delivery affordable. Broadpeak’s technologies first
convert the unicast stream into multicast. The multicast stream is then
sent to different local headends and converted back into unicast. Telecom
operators can use each local headend as a delivery point of presence
For each PoP, Broadpeak provides a streaming server with
the nanoCDN application that allows operators to convert the incoming
multicast stream into unicast and to deliver it in the distribution
network. The unicast stream is distributed to subscribers’ homes, and live
content can be watched on any device.
• Scalability for
live multiscreen content (1 million viewers → 1 multicast stream)
• Maintains the
benefits of adaptive streaming technology for a superior quality of
• Addresses all
device types in the subscriber home
• Supports live
pause TV mode
• No extra delay
our white paper here to learn more about Broadpeak’s nanoCDN solution for
satellite video delivery.