Taking advantage of the mass availability of 4G/LTE networks, long-established multiscreen video provider Quickplay has launched its own mobile content delivery network (CDN).
The new capabilities are designed to enable content workflow from ingest and packaging through to publishing over LTE Networks for the monetisation of LTE Broadcast (LTE-B) giving operators with new commercial opportunities to launch differentiated next generation TV services.
Quickplay claims that its next generation video platform is ‘uniquely’ designed for operators and content programmers to begin commercialising innovative services in LTE-B, including push video-on-demand (VOD), live televised events and the delivery of broadcast media streams.
The embedded middleware platform is engineered to integrate with existing CDNs and uses Quickplay’s software-defined head-end to ingest, package and publish content, making it possible for on demand content to be distributed over any LTE network through the caching of pre-positioned content on LTE enabled devices. Quickplay’s API Gateway, Virtual Set Top Box, is designed to provide support for features that unify broadcast and unicast video head-end capabilities for linear and VOD distribution.
“We believe that we are on the cusp of an explosion in the growth of applications and services related to premium mobile video and connected devices,” said Quickplay CEO Wayne Purboo. “Momentum in the LTE-B space has been building over the past year with trials proving-out technology, an expanding array of consumer and IoT devices, interoperability and business models. We are very bullish on the future of LTE-B and are poised to help providers around the world monetise mobile video and large file distribution.”