Broadpeak® a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, announced today that it has successfully performed the world's first live demonstration of Streaming Video Alliance Open Caching APIs. During the demo, Broadpeak showcased an end-to-end workflow for Streaming Video Alliance Open Caching, which is a set of open APIs that standardizes the interface between the hosted local cache infrastructure of an internet service provider (ISP), the party operating it, and content providers. By moving hosted video caches as close as possible to end users' terminals, local caching reduces traffic across a telecom operator's core network and improves streaming quality of experience (QoE).
"The Alliance exists to solve critical technical challenges facing online video delivery, with the ultimate aim of improving consumer adoption," said Jason Thibeault, executive director of the Streaming Video Alliance. "By helping to standardize an interface for Streaming Video Alliance Open Caching, Broadpeak is taking a huge step toward optimizing the relationship between content providers and network operators, and we're excited about the positive impact this will have on the quality of experience for end users."
Streaming Video Alliance Open Caching is a new approach to streaming that extends the reach of telecom operators, attracting more content providers to use their local caching infrastructure. With Streaming Video Alliance Open Caching, content providers can deliver a superior QoE to viewers by fully leveraging ISP infrastructures.
"Without a clear, common, and simple API definition, it was difficult to drive further developments and conduct interoperable tests for Streaming Video Alliance Open Caching," said Guillaume Bichot, principal engineer and head of exploration at Broadpeak. "We're proud of our team for taking the lead on specifying this API, relying on the set of Alliance specifications, and converging the various options into a simple API that enables faster developments and interoperability. The success of this demo marks an important milestone for Streaming Video Alliance Open Caching."
The demo took place during the Streaming Video Alliance's first 2021 quarterly meeting and was powered by a complete setup that included the video content source (an origin packager provided by a major content provider) and Broadpeak's umbrellaCDN™ CDN selector on the client side, and Broadpeak's BkM100 for CDN management and BkS400 local cache server on the ISP side.
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About Broadpeak® (https://www.broadpeak.tv)
Broadpeak® designs and manufactures video delivery components for content providers and network service providers deploying IPTV, cable, OTT, and mobile services. Its portfolio of solutions and technologies powers the delivery of movies, television programming, and other video content over managed networks and the Internet for viewing on any type of device. The company's systems and services help operators increase market share and improve subscriber loyalty with superior quality of experience.
Broadpeak supports all of its customers worldwide, from simple installations to large delivery systems reaching capacities of several million of simultaneous streams. The company is headquartered in Cesson-Sevigne, France.
About the Streaming Media Alliance (www.streamingvideoalliance.org)
The Streaming Video Alliance is a global technical association addressing critical challenges in streaming video. By educating the industry on the technical nature of the issues, providing a neutral forum for collaboration across the video ecosystem, and publishing documentation that defines technical solutions, the Alliance is helping to improve the streaming video experience at scale. Over 80 companies including network operators, content rights holders, OTT platforms, service providers, and technology vendors – representing some of the biggest names in global streaming – participate in bi-weekly working group activities and quarterly face-to-face meetings.
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