Broadpeak launches Open Alliance for faster OTT rollouts

Broadpeak will launch a new industry initiative called the Broadpeak Open Alliance (BOA) at IBC2012. By encouraging interoperability amongst third-party technology providers, Broadpeak aims to improve and accelerate OTT rollouts.

“Given the increase in OTT video offerings, pay-tv operators are challenged to build a compelling service to differentiate themselves within the market,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO and president, Broadpeak. “We believe the most successful OTT video solutions rely on best-of-breed technologies because they give operators the freedom to change any piece of equipment within their video infrastructure if a better solution is available. In launching the Broadpeak Open Alliance, our goal is to create an open environment so that cable and telecom operators can deliver a more competitive and differentiated service offering.”

Employing a best-of-breed approach to video content services over broadband networks, operators can select the best technology available for each component of the delivery chain — from the headend equipment to the home network systems. BOA will create a technical framework for this vision, enabling Broadpeak to test its solutions with other technologies from strategic partners to ensure interoperability. The testing process will initially involve home network components such as broadband home gateways, STBs, and middleware.

The second phase will target other components of the OTT delivery ecosystem, including video headend equipment, conditional access systems, and service platforms, in an effort to offer unique features with Broadpeak’s trusted partners.

Broadpeak welcomes Technicolor to new Open Alliance
Broadpeak announced that Technicolor has joined the brand new Broadpeak Open Alliance (BOA), an organization dedicated to accelerating the rollout of OTT video services. By integrating Broadpeak nanoCDN technology in its home gateways, Technicolor will contribute to the BOA’s goal of creating an open environment for OTT video delivery that fosters interoperability between third-party technology providers.

By enabling a best-of-breed approach to content delivery, the BOA allows content operators to select the best technology available for each component of the delivery chain, thereby optimizing the deployment of OTT services. Initially, the alliance will focus on creating interoperability between disparate home network components, such asBroadpeak’s nanoCDN technology with Technicolor’s broadband gateways’ open software. Broadpeak nanoCDN is a revolutionary CDN technology that leverages subscribers’ home networks to reduce an operator’s infrastructure investment dramatically, enabling them to deliver high-quality video services to end users more efficiently.

“We are thrilled to partner with Technicolor, the leading manufacturer of gateway solutions for the cable and telco markets, on this important initiative,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO, Broadpeak. “Broadpeak has been working closely with Technicolor over the last several months to integrate its nanoCDN technology seamlessly within Technicolor broadband gateways. The Broadpeak Open Alliance provides both companies with an ideal framework to offer our customers with a best-of-breed OTT delivery method.”

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