Discover Digital, a South African digital entertainment company, has selected Broadpeak’s video delivery solution to power its OTT transactional VoD and subscription VoD platform.
Using Broadpeak’s CDN manager and streaming server solutions will enable Discover Digital and its customers – telcos, ISPs, and TV operators – to deliver VoD services to subscribers across South Africa, with further expansion in other regions of the continent anticipated soon.
“To address the growing consumer demand for VoD content, we needed a CDN solution that enables greater access to on-demand services on a variety of devices, via both fixed and mobile networks,” said Stephen Watson, executive director, Discover Digital. “Based on an open architecture, Broadpeak’s solutions provide us with the flexibility and efficiency that is crucial for launching VoD content quickly and affordably, while guaranteeing a high-quality viewing experience that includes thousands of movies and popular television series.”
Broadpeak’s BkS400 servers support a wide range of formats, including Apple HLS, Microsoft Smooth Streaming, Adobe HDS, and MPEG-DASH, enabling Discover Digital to deliver VoD content to any screen, including Android and iOS mobile devices. Leveraging HTTP adaptive bit rate technology, the servers guarantee that viewers receive the best possible video quality.
Discover Digital is using Broadpeak’s CDN Mediator BkM100, a unified content delivery network manager, to manage load balancing and failover tasks. Based on an open architecture, the BkM100 offers integration with service platforms and content management systems.
“Consumers want a wide array of choices when it comes to video content,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO, Broadpeak. “With an OTT CDN solution from Broadpeak, Discover Digital’s customers can continually expand their service offerings without comprising quality or making a large investment in network infrastructure. As a result, they are able to bring a better television experience to the African market.”