Broadpeak Powers New StarHub TV+ Service in Singapore
December 9, 2020
Using Broadpeak’s CDN and Video Streaming Solutions, StarHub Provides an Exceptional QoE and Time-Shift Service for Subscribers on All Screens
Singapore — Dec. 9 , 2020 — Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced that it is powering StarHub TV+, a new converged IPTV and OTT TV service offered by StarHub, one of Singapore’s leading telcos. Using a complete CDN, content packaging, storage, and origination solution from Broadpeak, StarHub is able to deliver OTT live TV and VOD content on all screens, ensuring a superior quality of experience (QoE) for subscribers, with reduced OTT playback latency and buffering.
“The primary goals of revamping our OTT platform were to deliver better quality, and offer more services and advanced features such as start-over and instant availability of 24 hour Time-shift TV for our customers,” said Ong Bee Lian, Vice President, Interactive TV and Media Engineering at StarHub. “Broadpeak also provides us with a flexible and future-proof solution with real-time packaging that delivers substantial storage savings, allowing for a smoother viewing experience.”
Broadpeak’s CDN solution optimizes bandwidth use, reducing StarHub’s overall content delivery costs. The StarHub TV+ service also uses Broadpeak’s BkS350 Origin Packager to securely deliver live, time-shifted, and VOD services to any device. Combining an on demand packaging feature with a built-in cache mechanism, the BkS350 Origin Packager reduces the need for encoding and storage resources while also providing StarHub with a high throughput capacity to generate additional cost savings.
“We are thrilled to partner with StarHub and give its converged StarHub TV+ service a brand new look, including the capability to turn back the clock up to 24 hours and watch live TV shows with time-shift TV,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “While delivering high quality video and advanced features is critical today, efficiency is just as important. Our content delivery solutions set the standard for QoE and bandwidth optimization, with ultra-low latency for increased subscriber satisfaction.”
StarHub is a leading homegrown Singapore company that delivers world-class communications, entertainment and digital solutions. With our extensive fibre and wireless infrastructure and global partnerships, we bring to people, homes and enterprises quality mobile and fixed services, a broad suite of premium content, and a diverse range of communication solutions. We develop and deliver to corporate and government clients solutions incorporating artificial intelligence, cyber security, data analytics, Internet of Things and robotics. We are committed to conducting our business in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner. Launched in 2000 and listed on the Singapore Exchange mainboard since 2004, StarHub is a component stock of the SGX Sustainability Leaders Index and the SGX Sustainability Leaders Enhanced Index. Find us at www.starhub.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.