Keepixo and Broadpeak enable scalable delivery of 4K live HTTP television
April 18, 2016
Grenoble FRANCE, Rennes FRANCE – April 18, 2016,
Keepixo, a leading provider of software-based head-end solutions for IPTV and OTT, and Broadpeak, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) technologies and services for telecom, cable, mobile, and satellite Pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced the integration of Keepixo’s 4K encoder with Broadpeak’s nanoCDN multicast ABR technology.
As household penetration of Ultra HD 4K TVs grows, OTT service providers will increasingly include 4K content in their streaming offerings creating the need for high quality UHD encoders with support for Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) protocol. On the other hand, this will put an increasing strain on network infrastructures to deliver high bitrate content using the ABR HTTP protocols.
Keepixo’s AL2000-UHD platform addresses service providers’ needs for high quality, multi-profile encoders. It comes in a compact 1U form factor and encodes content into HEVC Main 10 profile with optional support for HDR. Output is available in either IPTV or OTT formats. When used in OTT applications the AL2000-UHD also features a built-in packager which generates an output stream compliant with popular streaming protocols such as Apple HLS and MPEG-DASH.
Using nanoCDN technology, service providers are able to cost-effectively manage the consumption peaks of live multiscreen services for millions of simultaneous viewers using only a few megabits per second from their network. Through the power of multicast, nanoCDN makes live HTTP video delivery to any device truly scalable, turning millions of broadband gateways or STBs into active components of an operator’s content delivery infrastructure.
“While the new 4K format represents a great opportunity to the whole video industry, it poses new challenges to OTT service providers.” said Jerome Blanc, COO for Keepixo. “Our collaboration with Broadpeak simplifies the deployment of 4K OTT services by providing small form factor encoders along with nanoCDN, Broadpeak’s bandwidth efficient streaming technology.”
“Together with Keepixo, we bring to operators a truly scalable solution that eventually enables a cost-effective deployment of live 4K services to any screen” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO of Broadpeak.
A demonstration of Keepixo AL2000-UHD encoder integrated with Broadpeak’s nanoCDN multicast ABR technology will be available on Keepixo stand (# SU9302CM) at NAB/Las Vegas April 18-21, 2016.
Keepixo, the spin-off of Allegro DVT’s broadcast business, is a leading provider of software-based and cloud-ready head-end solutions for IPTV & OTT. Keepixo offers live encoders, file-based video transcoders and delivery solutions featuring advanced functions such as Catch-Up, Start-Over and nPVR. Keepixo solutions are used by more than 150 customers including 40 tier-1 operators worldwide.
For more information, visit Keepixo’s website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broadpeak designs and manufactures video delivery components for Content Providers and Network Service Providers deploying IPTV, Cable, OTT and Mobile services. Its portfolio of solutions and technologies powers the delivery of movies, television programming and other video 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 million of simultaneous streams.
Broadpeak systems leverage the long legacy of Technicolor’s excellence in broadcast and broadband content delivery from where the founders and technology originated.
Broadpeak is headquartered in Rennes, France.