Broadpeak, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, has announced that it has worked with HBO Latin America on a comprehensive solution to optimise the delivery of its video content. Using Broadpeak's BroadCache Box local video caching solution, BkA100 analytics, and umbrellaCDN content delivery network selector, HBO Latin America can cache video content into operators' infrastructures, reducing CDN costs and maximizing quality of experience (QoE) for subscribers.
"We must make sure our viewers can enjoy the same high quality of service during peak consumption times," said Emilio Otermin, SVP technology and operations at HBO Latin America. "Finding a content delivery solution that can handle bandwidth fluctuations that occur due to the large number of session requests handled by the CDN as a service became imperative. Broadpeak's local cache solution has been deployed in pilot operators' networks to alleviate these issues. Thus far, it allows us cost savings and boosts subscriber satisfaction by ensuring flawless video service quality."
HBO Latin America distributes video content throughout the region. The Broadpeak BroadCache Boxes are initially deployed over two sites in a Mexican NSP's network, with more expected in the future. Since the content is streamed from a location closer to end-users, latency and network congestion are reduced, resulting in higher video bitrates, faster start times, and uninterrupted viewing sessions. As the most popular content can represent more than 80 percent of the video traffic, caching at the ISP level significantly lowers CDN service costs.
Broadpeak's umbrellaCDN redirects the session requests to the operator or to the CDN as a service if the session request comes from another NSP. Relying on Broadpeak's BkA100, HBO Latin America can effectively gather raw data from the local caches and near-real-time analytics about video consumption. Broadpeak's local cache solution is highly scalable and can easily be added by HBO Latin America to other operator networks in the future.
"We are proud to partner with one of the biggest content providers to offer an improved QoE and pave the way toward creating better relationships between content providers and NSPs," said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO, Broadpeak. "Adding Broadpeak's local cache solution within an operator's network, HBO Latin America has the capacity to both enhance QoE and drive down CDN costs, making them more competitive in the marketplace."