Enghouse Networks, a global telecommunications technology and IPTV SaaS platform solutions provider, and Broadpeak, a provider of video streaming systems for content providers and pay-TV operators, this month jointly announced that they are collaborating to optimize the video streaming service of MCTV, an Ohio-based cable operator.
MCTV is deploying a future-proof solution from Broadpeak and Enghouse to ensure the high quality of service for subscribers on a wide range of devices, including Fire TV and Android devices.
Katherine Gessner, president of MCTV, commented:
"We replaced our previous video platform with a solution from Broadpeak and Enghouse to continue to improve and strengthen the future of our video product offerings. MCTV takes pride in superior-quality delivery and provides an exceptional experience for customers. Capitalizing on Broadpeak's expertise in video delivery with a high-quality user experience enabled by Enghouse, we ensure the optimal streaming experience."
As explained by the joint statement, MCTV will use Broadpeak's advanced CDN, BkM100 Video Delivery Manager, BkS400 HTTP Video Cache Servers, and BkS350 Origin Packager platforms to deliver live, catch-up TV, NPVR, and VOD content capabilities to MCTV Stream subscribers. Broadpeak's solutions are integrated with Enghouse EspialTV, a fully managed IPTV solution hosted in the cloud. EspialTV "delivers an award-winning user experience across devices," notes the statement, which adds, "With EspialTV, MCTV can easily customize the user interface of their video streaming service to address multiple consumer and business market segments. Since EspialTV is a cloud-based SaaS solution, it can be deployed rapidly at a low startup cost."
"We are honored that MCTV selected Enghouse EspialTV for this project, based on our track record of delivering outstanding television experiences," said Mick McCluskey, Vice President, Product Management at Enghouse Networks. "Enghouse is renowned for being flexible in meeting operators' needs. Our operations and deployment team has a thorough understanding of the video streaming environment that will aid us in providing MCTV with a highly flexible TV solution at a fast time to market."
The partners note that Broadpeak's CDN solution will significantly improve QoE for MCTV Stream subscribers. With the Broadpeak BkM100 Video Delivery Mediator, MCTV can continuously monitor the popularity of content based on usage patterns and deliver popular content from the most appropriate HTTP video cache servers to reduce costs.
Further, MCTV will use Broadpeak's BkS350 Origin Packager to securely deliver live, time-shifted, and VOD services to any device. On-demand packaging on the BkS350 will reduce MCTV's need for encoding and storage resources while also providing high-throughput capacity to maximize cost savings.
"We are thrilled that MCTV chose Broadpeak to enhance its video streaming service," said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO of Broadpeak. "With our advanced CDN solution, MCTV can confidently deliver a topnotch viewing experience, assuring high quality on every screen while increasing the efficiency of ABR delivery."