Telecom Italia delivers live sports over mABR with Broadpeak

Content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming technology provider is working with Telecom Italia (TIM) to enable live sports streaming using multicast ABR (mABR) technology.

Using Broadpeak’s mABR solution, TIM says it is delivering live third-party sports content to subscribers with an improved Quality of Experience.

Jacques Le Mancq

Broadpeak’s mABR solution includes the BkE200 transcaster server, nanoCDN agent, SmartLib library, BkM100 video delivery mediator, BkA100 analytics, and BkA200 video delivery monitoring. The BkE200 transcaster server pulls source ABR streams and embeds them into multicast, which Broadpeak says reduces delivery costs while also solving scalability and potential quality issues.

The TIM implementation was managed by prime contractor CVE.

“Thanks to Broadpeak’s mABR solution, which optimizes network performance for streaming services, we provide the best technology for assuring an excellent customer quality of experience. As a pioneer of multicast ABR technology, Broadpeak has solid experience and a reputation for delivering superior-quality live OTT content,” said Crescenzo Micheli, head of technology and innovation at TIM.

“Streaming quality must be perfect in order to better enjoy OTT content, thanks to ultra-broadband connections. TIM is leading the way for premium OTT delivery with our mABR solution, which will support live OTT delivery on smart TVs and other connected devices,” said Jacques Le Mancq, president and CEO at Broadpeak.

“This project is significant for CVE because we’ve invested heavily in video-over-IP technology throughout the years. CVE is happy to be an active part of the delivery of the mABR solution available for CDNs. This is an important milestone for the transition of the video world toward IP, and we’re proud that our IP knowledge and expertise made such a big, positive contribution to the deployment of the Broadpeak mABR solution,” said Luca Catalano, CEO at CVE.

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