Featuring a New User Interface, Dashboard Customization, and A/B Testing, the New BkA100 Maximizes Operator Insights Into Video Delivery
CESSON-SEVIGNE, France — July 7, 2021 — Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, announced today the availability of the latest version of its BkA100 video delivery analytics solution that improves high-quality video delivery to every screen. The ultimate analytics solution features a redesigned user-friendly interface, insightful dashboard customization tools, and A/B testing capabilities, providing operators with a more accurate and comprehensive view of what is happening within the video delivery network so that they can identify and adjust relevant parameters to continuously improve end-users’ QoE.
“Data and analytics are critical to video delivery today, and by ramping up the capabilities on our BkA100 solution, we’re empowering operators to deliver a superior QoE,” said Nivedita Nouvel, vice president of marketing at Broadpeak. “Our BkA100 is unique because it’s a complete solution that collects a wide range of data at all levels, providing a precise representation of quality-of-service issues. With customized dashboards and A/B testing now available on the BkA100, operators can continuously assess new delivery techniques and immediately see the impact on their video service subscribers.”
With the BkA100, operators can create highly detailed, customized, and dedicated dashboards with visual metrics for various applications, such as live and VOD streaming, ad insertion, multicast ABR, and more. Through customized analytics dashboards, the BkA100 enables operators to gain insights into video delivery to more effectively troubleshoot issues, reliably detect points of contention, and specifically monitor the indicators that are most important for them.
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In addition, the BkA100 now supports A/B testing, which is key to navigating the ever-growing list of settings that operators can fine-tune within video delivery systems to optimize a viewer’s QoE. The BkA100 offers Cumulative Distribution Function (CDF) visualizations for A/B testing on the impact of a given parameter (e.g., player version, CDN feature activation) on key QoE metrics such as startup time, bitrate, and freezes.
Ultimately, the latest capabilities on the BkA100 allow operators to better analyze regional and PoP performance, more precisely measure audiences by geographical segments, and increase the efficiency of targeted advertising by enabling them to gather valuable information about the ad, QoE, and more.
Broadpeak’s BkA100 video delivery analytics solution gathers information from multiple places, including the player level and network side. From the player level, the BkA100 provides operators with data on the startup time, freeze duration and percentage, delivered layer, and the connectivity of the player (i.e., WiFi, 4G, or wired) to help better contextualize the QoE. On the network side, the BkA100 gathers information from the CDN, ad insertion solution, multicast ABR solution (Broadpeak’s nanoCDN™), and the CDN selector (Broadpeak’s umbrellaCDN™).
Broadpeak can support operators throughout the entire BkA100 deployment phase, ensuring a smooth implementation, world-class analysis, and the most efficient use of the solution.