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Bezeq’s Yes taps Synamedia for broadcast-equivalent latency for OTT TV

Bezeq-owned Israeli pay TV service provider Yes is using Synamedia’s video network portfolio to deliver broadcast-equivalent latency for its cloud-based, internet-only TV service, the technology outfit has revealed.

According to Synamedia Yes is of the view that this deployment will make it the first operator in the world to deliver broadcast-equivalent latency.

Itzhak Elyakim

Synamedia says it was chosen because it is the only vendor with an end-to-end video network able to minimise latency at every stage of the workflow from encoding through to the CDN and player to match broadcast latency while also minimising bandwidth requirements.

The contract is an extension of Yes’s existing relationship with Synamedia as leans on the latter’s technology spanning the Infinite cloud platform security technology and video network technologies, to phase out its direct-to-home satellite service and moves to all-IP by 2026.

Yves Padrines

To achieve low latency, the deployment includes Synamedia’s Edge Media Streamer private CDN and virtualised Digital Content Manager (DCM), the company said.

“After a competitive tender, we selected Synamedia to help us transition fully to IP and deliver on our feature-rich roadmap – including our commitment to match broadcast latency, delivering an exceptional subscriber experience. Only Synamedia offered an end-to-end solution able to meet all of our requirements, ensuring we avoided the need to integrate any third-party products,” said Itzhak Elyakim, VP engineering and CTO at Yes.

“Yes has always been at the forefront of innovation. With its bold decision to offer carrier-grade streaming services with world-beating low latency, Yes is yet again breaking new ground. And, by using our Infinite cloud TV platform, Yes is benefiting from streamlined operations and reduced operational costs as subscribers enjoy high-quality streaming services packed with many new features,” said Yves Padrines, CEO at Synamedia.