The launch of a new origin server from Broadpeak is broadening its offering to content providers and operators, as well as strengthening its range of technologies for content providers beyond umbrellaCDN, said the company.
umbrellaCDN, Broadpeak’s CDN selection solution, is on show in Hall 4. Available both as a service and as a product. The company claimed it allows content providers to always choose the most suitable CDN for delivering video content. It features the ability to display QoS information coming from the players, while providing detailed analytics and realtime audience data.
The company is also discussing with visitors how it sees consumer demand for video content on any device continuing to grow. Broadpeak believes virtualisation has emerged as the most flexible and cost-effective content delivery method for pay-TV services. The company said that its software-based approach to video delivery allows operators to take advantage of the extensive benefits offered by virtualisation, including decreased hardware costs, resource optimisation, increased flexibility, simplified administration and more.
Broadpeak is supporting its position with demonstrations of its ‘CDN in a Box’ which it says dramatically simplifies the deployment of video streaming services. It does this by providing operators with cloud PVR capabilities, enabling operators to offer start-over, time-shifting, and catch-up TV, as well as impulsive recording, while only storing content once.
Also offered is BkM100 CDN Mediator v5.0, a unified CDN manager, with an enhanced GUI and new bandwidth optimisation features being showcased at IBC. These enable operators to limit the number of devices that can simultaneously access a service within the home, and to adapt the bit rate of streamed content to the type of device.