The companies say their new offer is a game-changer for extending access to video content on mobile devices beyond terrestrial networks and has a competitive edge for mass market delivery of OTT services.
Eutelsat’s new service SmartBeam is designed to enable broadcasters and pay-TV operators to leverage the coverage of satellites broadcast video content in IP format, creating a network that is completely dedicated to IP-native terminals, including tablets and smartphones.
Meanwhile, Broadpeak’s nanoCDN product is the underlying streaming technology for SmartBeam. It allows operators and content providers to contain their bandwidth requirements to only a few megabits per second in order to multicast high-quality OTT services to millions of simultaneous devices.
According to Jacques Dutronc, chief development and innovation officer at Eutelsat, “SmartBeam redefines how satellite can extend access to live and on-demand content on mobile devices, enabling an exceptional quality of experience for OTT customers located beyond range of terrestrial networks.
“In combining our skills with Broadpeak we are ready to support TV broadcasters as they evolve into a multi-platform environment, starting with Tricolor TV, Russia’s leading pay-TV operator, that has selected SmartBeam for the first satellite network in Russia to deliver video content to mobile devices.”
Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak, added: “By teaming up, Eutelsat and Broadpeak have pioneered the delivery of adaptive streaming over satellite.
“Combining our nanoCDN technology with SmartBeam gives content providers and operators an opportunity to make a big splash in the OTT multiscreen environment, offering viewers a high quality of experience on connected devices, without making a significant investment in infrastructure”.