Sports streamer DAZN is using Broadpeak’s nanoCDN multicast ABR (mABR) solution to deliver live sports events to viewers around the world.
Broadpeak’s nanoCDN solution supports live sports streaming, including 4K content, on many devices, including telco set-top boxes, Android TV, Tizen and WebOS connected TVs, and tablets, via the DAZN app.
By collaborating with operators and utilising mABR on their networks, DAZN is able to reduce buffering, and eliminate live traffic peaks on ISP networks, said Broadpeak.
nanoCDN can also reduce traffic by up to 90 per cent in some parts of the network, said the company, and allow more sustainable live sports streaming by reducing the infrastructure deployed. Broadpeak and DAZN can model the benefit of nanoCDN on a particular ISP network based on historical delivery information, including quality of experience improvements and network capacity offload, added the company.
“Over the last two years, we have been delivering live OTT sports content using Broadpeak’s multicast ABR solution and we’ve seen incredible results,” said DAZN chief technology officer, Sandeep Tiku.
“For the ISPs we partner with, the amount of saved bandwidth is significant, and we plan to leverage multicast ABR in other ISP’s networks in Europe whenever possible. We look forward to working with other operators in Europe on proof of concepts that can be set up very quickly to highlight how mABR enables high-quality streaming of highly popular content.”