Megacable, one of the largest triple play providers in Mexico, has optimised the delivery of its Xview+ streaming service with Broadpeak solutions.
Using Broadpeak’s CDN and nanoCDN multicast ABR, Megacable can deliver live, VOD, time-shift TV and catch-up TV, as well as premium TV offerings via any device, ensuring a superior quality of experience (QoE) for millions of simultaneous viewers while reducing delivery costs.
“Our Xview+ service is growing and to guarantee an exceptional streaming experience for viewers, we needed a robust, high-performance CDN solution,” said Gerardo Seifert, chief marketing officer at Megacable. “With multicast ABR, we no longer have to worry about unpredictable peaks in traffic impacting streaming quality, and we’ve successfully unified video delivery to any screen. Broadpeak’s expertise in pioneering multicast ABR technology proved to be invaluable during this project, helping streamline our multiscreen video delivery as we continue to add more subscribers.”
Xview+ features more than 250 channels
With an aim of simplifying video streaming, Megacable has transitioned from a hybrid IPTV and broadcast delivery model to a full-on OTT adaptive bitrate system. The Xview+ service, which has more than 250 channels delivered exclusively in streaming formats, is available on Android TV set-top boxes that are mostly connected through WiFi and via an app on mobile devices, guaranteeing a consistent streaming experience for subscribers.
Broadpeak’s nanoCDN multicast ABR solution relies on a software agent installed inside both STBs and optical network terminals that reduces delivery costs and removes unicast traffic peaks in the network. nanoCDN preserves a broadcast-like latency for live events and automatically retransmits lost packets to guarantee a high QoE for subscribers, even when the STB is connected via WiFi.
Megacable is also relying on a comprehensive analytics solution from Broadpeak to gain insight into how subscribers experience the service and how the delivery system performs. For each streaming session, Broadpeak’s analytics solution oversees subscribers’ QoE, providing critical information such as the bitrates streamed and the layer switches.
Megacable has integrated Broadpeak’s CDN, nanoCDN and analytics solutions with third-party systems from Viaccess-Orca, Dotscreen, Technicolor and ZTE, among others.
“We are proud to partner with a major operator moving from a legacy offering to providing an easy-to-use and high-quality TV service for Mexican families at home and on the go on mobiles devices with the Xview+ app,” said Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak. “Our nanoCDN multicast ABR solution solves two critical issues – scalability and quality of experience – with a future path to CMAF and low-latency streaming for Megacable.”
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