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Eutelsat, Broadpeak partner for satellite-to-mobile video

Eutelsat_Broadpeak_SmartBeamEutelsat has partnered with CDN provider Broadpeak to offer satellite delivery of live TV and VOD to mobile devices.

Eutelsat is targeting content providers with the satellite-based solution, called SmartBeam, which will use Broadpeak’s nanoCDN product as the underlying streaming technology.

Russian pay TV operator, Tricolor TV, is the first named partners for the service, selecting SmartBeam to deliver multiscreen video via satellite to connected devices.

“SmartBeam redefines how satellite can extend access to live and on-demand content on mobile devices, enabling an exceptional quality of experience for OTT customers located beyond range of terrestrial networks,” said Jacques Dutronc, chief development and innovation officer at Eutelsat.

“In combining our skills with Broadpeak we are ready to support TV broadcasters as they evolve into a multi-platform environment, starting with Tricolor TV.”

SmartBeam is designed to let broadcasters and pay TV operators use the coverage of satellites to broadcast video content in IP format to any WiFi-enabled device. It supports instant channel change, DRM security, and low latency.

Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak said: “Combining our nanoCDN technology with SmartBeam gives content providers and operators an opportunity to make a big splash in the OTT multiscreen environment, offering viewers a high quality of experience on connected devices, without making a significant investment in infrastructure.