Dish deploys Broadpeak tech for Watcho OTT in India | OTT | News | Rapid TV News
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The company which describes itself as the world's largest single-country direct-to-home (DTH) operator, Dish TV of India, has deployed solutions from content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming technology provider Broadpeak in the running of its Watcho OTT service.
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In a project in which HB LLP served as the system integrator, Broadpeak's BkM100 video delivery mediator and BkS350 origin and packaging server will see use in enabling Watcho to deliver over 100 channels and thousands of hours of library content, including live, on-demand, time-shift and catch-up TV to Android and iOS mobile devices. This it says will guarantee a high quality of experience (QoE) for end users and increased scalability for the operator.

The BkS350 origin and packaging server records linear services in one format and dynamically package the content into HLS and DASH formats for time-shifted
TV services via the cloud. It also allows Dish TV India to use a combination of internal (e.g., RAM, SAS, and SSD) and NAS storage for cost optimisation and enhanced performance. Broadpeak's BkM100 video delivery mediator continuously monitors the popularity of content based on usage patterns, automatically pushing content to the edge servers while long-tail content remains in the larger central library to reduce Dish TV India's storage costs.

“We knew that if we wanted to deliver on-the-go, snackable content on connected devices, the quality of experience had to match that of our traditional DTH service,” explained Dish TV India CTO V. K Gupta. “Broadpeak's OTT delivery solutions are pre-integrated with key ecosystem vendors, enabling us to launch Watcho quickly and seamlessly. Thanks to the scalable nature of Broadpeak's server and CDN manager, we can deliver high-quality content to more than 23.9 million existing subscribers and reach new customers too.”