Megacable improves its Xview+ platform with Broadpeak’s CDN Multicast ABR solutions

Provider of CDN and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay TV operators Broadpeak has officially announced this last Thursday, June 10th with Mexican holding Megacable, through which the Mexican company has optimized the delivery of its Xview+ streaming platform with Broadpeak solutions.

As reported by Broadpeak, Using the company’s CDN and nanoCDN multicast ABR, Megacable can deliver live, VOD, time-shift TV and catch-up TV, as well as premium TV offerings on the TV and any device, ensuring a superior quality of experience for simultaneous viewers while reducing delivery costs.

‘Our Xview+ service is growing, and to guarantee an exceptional streaming experience for viewers, we needed a robust, high-performance CDN solution’, reported Gerardo Seifert, CMO at Megacable. ‘With multicast ABR, we no longer have to worry about unpredictable peaks in traffic impacting streaming quality, and we have successfully unified video delivery to any screen. Broadpeak’s expertise in pioneering multicast ABR technology proved to be invaluable during this project, helping streamline our multiscreen video delivery as we continue to add more subscribers’, the executive added.

Jacques Le Mancq, CEO at Broadpeak, has also expressed himself on the Broadpeak-Megacable partnership, and reported that from the company they are  ‘proud to partner with a major operator moving from a legacy offering to providing an easy-to-use and high-quality TV service for Mexican families at home and on the go on mobiles devices with the Xview+ app’. The executive has also added that Boradpeak’s nanoCDN multicast ABR solution ‘solves two critical issues — scalability and quality of experience — with a future path to CMAF and low-latency streaming for Megacable’.

With an aim to simplify video streaming, Megacable has transitioned from a hybrid IPTV and broadcast delivery model to a full-on OTT adaptive bitrate system. The Xview+ service, with more than 250 channels delivered exclusively in streaming formats, is available on Android TV set-top boxes (STBs) that are mostly connected through WiFi and an app on mobile devices, guaranteeing a consistent streaming experience for subscribers. 

As reported form Broadpeak, the company’s nanoCDN multicast ABR solution relies on a software agent installed inside both STBs and optical network terminals that reduces delivery costs and removes unicast traffic peaks in the network. nanoCDN preserves a broadcast-like latency for live events and automatically retransmits lost packets to guarantee the highest possible quality of experience for subscribers, even when the STB is connected via WiFi.

Megacable is also relying on a comprehensive analytics solution from Broadpeak to gain insight into how subscribers experience the service and how the delivery system performs. The Mexican holding has integrated Broadpeak’s CDN, nanoCDN and analytics solutions with third-party systems from Viaccess-Orca, Dotscreen, Technicolor and ZTE, among others.