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Thomson Broadcast, Supported by Viaccess-Orca, to Secure Malian Public Broadcaster DTT Deployment Posted: 12/11/2019
Thomson Broadcast, Supported by Viaccess-Orca, to Secure Malian Public Broadcaster DTT Deployment

Viaccess-Orca (VO), an Orange Group company and a global leader providing OTT and TV platforms, content protection, and advanced data solutions, announced today that the Malian Transmission and Broadcasting Corporation (SMTD) in West Africa has chosen VO's cardless Conditional Access System (CAS) to secure its free-to-view and pay-TV platforms as part of a nationwide government initiative to roll out digital terrestrial television (DTT). Thomson Broadcast has been tasked with handling the deployment for SMTD's new infrastructure, while also supplying the video headend, contribution and distribution network, and TV transmitters.

"We are excited about offering digital terrestrial television in Mali, as it will significantly improve our viewers' quality of experience while offering a broader range of content choices," said Ismaila Togola, CEO of SMTD. "Working with Thomson Broadcast and Viaccess-Orca, both leaders in their respective industries, will help us get this new DTT service securely deployed to market."

Tags: Viaccess-Orca | AfricaCom 2019 | Thomson Broadcast | DTT | CAS | Orange Group | SMTD | Conditional Access System
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AfricaCom sees Simplestream demonstrate most efficient route to next-generation video services Posted: 06/11/2019
AfricaCom sees Simplestream demonstrate most efficient route to next-generation video services

 

Simplestream, the leader in live, live-2-VOD and on-demand OTT services, announces that AfricaCom (Cape Town, 12 – 14 November, 2019) will see the unveiling of its upgraded App Platform, a fully customisable, end-to-end service proposition optimised for Africa’s Telcos, Broadcasters and Content Owners.

“Our approach has always been to enable broadcasters, content owners and telcos to launch innovative services with the minimum CAPEX and OPEX, making services viable from launch,” said Dan Finch, Chief Commercial Officer of Simplestream.

“In the last 2 or 3 years we’ve seen operators in Africa understand the benefits of this approach. At this year’s AfricaCom, we are once again looking forward to showing the industry how our award winning App Platform and video workflow solutions enable the regions operators and content owners to provide fast to market next-generation mobile-centric video services,” concluded Finch.

The App Platform is configured within the award winning Simplestream Media Manager CMS, offering a white-label OTT solution that encompasses multi-channel live simulcasting, live-event streaming, catch-up, VOD, EPG display, cloud DVR, security, CDN switching and configuration and secured downloads. The solution includes a multi-platform application framework, OTT workflow, account management, billing, analytics and 24/7 technical support provided by Simplestream.

Tags: AfricaCom | Simplestream | OTT | Live Video | VOD | Live-event | Cloud DVR | CDN switching | TVOD | SVOD
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Broadpeak at AfricaCom 2019 Posted: 04/11/2019
Broadpeak at AfricaCom 2019

The video streaming market in Africa is accelerating, with OTT movie and TV revenues expected to reach over $1 billion in 2024, according to Digital TV Research. As content providers and pay-TV operators look to take advantage of new business and monetization opportunities, they need scalable, cost-effective content delivery solutions that ensure a flawless quality of experience across all screens, whether delivered over managed or unmanaged networks.

At AfricaCom 2019, Broadpeak® will demonstrate how it's leading the charge for better quality of experience (QoE) and efficient content delivery through its CDN, multicast ABR (mABR), and local video-caching solutions.

A Powerful CDN for Multiscreen Video Delivery
Broadpeak will demonstrate its CDN solution for TV Everywhere at AfricaCom 2019. Broadpeak CDN is a scalable multiscreen solution that is designed to ensure the best video QoE for subscribers on every device, with increased bandwidth and storage efficiency. By supporting a variety of advanced applications, including nonlinear TV, multiscreen, Cloud PVR, and ad insertion, Broadpeak's CDN increases monetization for operators. The comprehensive solution includes a centralized management and monitoring system, origin packager, caching servers, and analytics.

Tags: Broadpeak | AfricaCom 2019 | OTT | CDN | nanoCDN | multicast ABR | Video Caching
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SENTECH and Broadpeak to Demonstrate OTT Multiscreen Video Delivery Via DVB-T2 at AfricaCom 2018 Posted: 12/11/2018
SENTECH and Broadpeak to Demonstrate OTT Multiscreen Video Delivery Via DVB-T2 at AfricaCom 2018
At AfricaCom 2018, Broadpeak®, a leading provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, will showcase its solution for OTT multiscreen video delivery via DVB-T2 networks with SENTECH, a leading Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) service provider in sub-Saharan Africa. During the demo, SENTECH will rely on Broadpeak's nanoCDN™ multicast ABR solution and third-party technologies from Teamcast and Noovo to cost-efficiently deliver high-quality video to all screens.
Tags: SENTECH | Broadpeak | Demonstrate | OTT Multiscreen Video Delivery | DVB-T2 | AfricaCom 2018 | nanoCDN | Multicast ABR Solution
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Broadpeak Products at AfricaCom 2018 Posted: 29/10/2018
Broadpeak Products at AfricaCom 2018
In a recent report about OTT TV and video, ResearchAndMarkets predicted that there will be 9.99 million SVOD subscribers across 35 sub-Saharan Africa countries by 2023, up from 1.56 million at the end of 2017. With OTT video consumption growing, content providers and pay-TV operators in the region need scalable, cost-effective solutions for delivering content to any screen over any network, whether managed or unmanaged. At AfricaCom 2018, Broadpeak® will demonstrate how its CDN and video streaming solutions ensure an exceptional quality of experience (QoE) across all screens and increase the efficiency of multiscreen content delivery.
Tags: Broadpeak | AfricaCom 2018 | CDN | Video Streaming Solutions | nanoCDN™ multicast
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Broadpeak AfricaCom 2017 Exhibitor Preview Posted: 31/10/2017
Broadpeak AfricaCom 2017 Exhibitor Preview

The latest research from Dataxis estimates that pay-TV revenue in Africa will reach $6 billion by 2021. To stay competitive and differentiate themselves in the market, pay-TV operators and content providers must provide the best user experience delivered over managed networks and OTT. At AfricaCom 2017, Broadpeak® will demonstrate how its innovations in CDN, video streaming, and video analytics solutions enable high-quality video on every screen.

Tags: Broadpeak | Dataxis | AfricaCom 2017
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Thomson Video Networks to Highlight Solutions to Ease the Digital Transition at AfricaCom 2015 Posted: 05/11/2015
Thomson Video Networks to Highlight Solutions to Ease the Digital Transition at AfricaCom 2015
At the AfricaCom 2015 exposition in Cape Town, South Africa, Nov. 17-19, Thomson Video Networks will showcase its family of advanced video compression solutions on stand F25. Reflecting its expanding presence in Africa, the company will present innovations that address key challenges facing African broadcasters, including the ongoing transition to digital operations. 
Tags: Thomson Video Networks | AfricaCom 2015
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WORK Microwave AfricaCom Exhibition Preview - Booth #E08a Posted: 21/10/2013
WORK Microwave AfricaCom Exhibition Preview - Booth #E08a
At AfricaCom2013, WORK Microwave will showcase a wide range of innovative satellite communications technologies spanning various applications within the broadcast, satellite, and telco markets.
Tags: WORK Microwave | AfricaCom | Video ACM | IP-Modem | multistream demodulator
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