The leading pay-TV platform in Greece has gone live with a new streaming service.
OTE Group is using the Synamedia Media Streamer CDN platform. It’s been is deployed on a distributed private cloud architecture, providing high-performance edge caching and streaming through a network of servers deployed locally across cities throughout Greece. The CDN is managed by OTE itself.
The Cosmote TV streaming service includes live and on-demand content across 70 digital channels – including 16 premium sport, cinema and history channels. The service features personalised recommendations based on viewing behaviour and preferences to ensure viewers can always find something to watch, helping to boost engagement.
Julien Signes, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Video Network at Synamedia, said, “As the pay-TV market leader in Greece with ambitions to live stream a growing number of 4K sports content, OTE needed a CDN platform with terabit per second scalability. The virtualised Media Streamer deployment allows OTE to offer subscribers the ultimate appointment-to-view experience even during peak periods; and with detailed analytics on the state of the network, OTE can really boost operational efficiencies.”
Cosmote was particularly concerned about bandwidth and latency because it has the rights to a number of exclusive live sports events and screens them at prime time.