KT Corporation, South Korea’s largest telecommunications service provider, has selected Synamedia’s Converged Headend to deliver a virtualized full stack solution for the delivery of end-to-end IPTV workflows for its Olleh TV IPTV service.


Synamedia: Converged Headend was chosen by KT

This is the first win for Synamedia with KT’s IPTV business and the first virtualised headend implementation in Asia Pacific. The move will make it possible to deploy and launch new formats, channels and services cost effectively in minutes rather than weeks.

Deployed on premise in KT’s data centre, Synamedia’s cloud-agnostic Converged Headend includes virtualised Digital Content Manager (vDCM) and Video Service Manager. The fully automated solution, which can also be deployed in the cloud or in a hybrid environment, features broad functionality in a single solution. It includes acquisition and multiplexing, encoding, transcoding, ad insertion, packaging, content protection, origin services and reliable IP transport.

“KT has a reputation for innovation and market leadership and our Converged Headend provides the video infrastructure springboard it needs to stay ahead both now and in the longer term. With our fully virtualised IPTV infrastructure, KT can adapt and innovate at pace, and retain and grow its IPTV subscriber base with highly engaging services,” said Sue Couto, executive vice president and general manager of Asia Pacific and Latin America at Synamedia.