Wind Hellas Launches ABR Service With Broadpeak Streaming

Greek telco Wind Hellas has chosen streaming and video recording technology from Broadpeak, based in Cesson-Sevigne in France, for its ABR (Adaptive Bit Rate) OTT service.

Broadpeak’s BkM100 video delivery mediator, BkS350 origin and packager server, and BkS400 cache server, enable Wind Hellas to optimize bandwidth capacity, handle traffic peaks and enable quality of experience (QoE) across all screens, including Android TV set top boxes.

“One of the most important goals for Wind Hellas is that our subscribers can enjoy the ultimate Android TV experience and watch live and recorded content anytime, anywhere,’’ said Hermann Riedl, chief business and digital transformation officer at Wind Hellas. “We chose Broadpeak based on its expertise in video delivery software. Thanks to Broadpeak’s pay-as-you-grow approach, we have the flexibility to track traffic growth and quickly extend streaming capacity based on the success of our new ABR service.”

Wind Hellas’s new service was launched with help from technology partners including Zappware, which provided the TV package as a managed service including cloud-based recording. VP Media Solutions, Broadpeak’s reseller in this project, served as the system integrator.

Wind Hellas is using Broadpeak’s BkM100 video delivery mediator to manage session requests and redirect them to different video servers. The BkS350 origin and packager ingests and records live streams in one video format, then packages and encrypts them on the fly in HLS and DASH format. Then through Broadpeak’s BkS400, Wind Hellas can cache HLS and DASH video content, as well as data for EPG images.

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