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Broadpeak's mABR solution optimises Live sports OTT delivery in Italy

Italian telco operator TIM is delivering Live third-party sports content to subscribers.

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Mumbai: Broadpeak, a provider of the content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, together with Italian telco operator TIM, is optimising live sports OTT delivery with an advanced multicast ABR (mABR). Using Broadpeak's mABR solution, TIM is delivering Live third-party sports content to subscribers with an improved quality of experience (QoE).

"Thanks to Broadpeak's mABR solution, which optimizes network performance for streaming services, we provide the best technology for assuring an excellent customer quality of experience," said TIM's head of technology and innovation Crescenzo Micheli. "As a pioneer of multicast ABR technology, Broadpeak has solid experience and a reputation for delivering superior-quality live OTT content."

Broadpeak's mABR solution includes the BkE200 transcaster server, nanoCDN™ agent, SmartLib library, BkM100 video delivery mediator, BkA100 analytics, and BkA200 video delivery monitoring. The BkE200 transcaster server pulls source ABR streams and embeds them into multicast, reducing delivery costs while also solving scalability and potential quality issues.

"Streaming quality must be perfect in order to better enjoy OTT content, thanks to ultra-broadband connections," said Broadpeak president and CEO Jacques Le Mancq. "TIM is leading the way for premium OTT delivery with our mABR solution, which will support live OTT delivery on smart TVs and other connected devices."

CVE, the prime contractor, ensured a smooth deployment, providing outstanding coordination and local support.

"This project is significant for CVE because we've invested heavily in video-over-IP technology throughout the years," said CVE's CEO Luca Catalano. "CVE is happy to be an active part of the delivery of the mABR solution available for CDNs. This is an important milestone for the transition of the video world toward IP, and we're proud that our IP knowledge and expertise made such a big, positive contribution to the deployment of the Broadpeak mABR solution."

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