Icelandic IPTV operator Siminn to launch OTT service using Broadpeak CDN

Siminn, an Iceland-based IPTV service provider, will launch over-the-top service as part of its video entertainment package later this year, using its own content delivery network (CDN) to ensure quality of service and experience.

The carrier has tabbed Broadpeak's technology as the way to offer a service that will deliver live and VOD content to TVs, PCs, smartphones and tablets, using the company's managed network rather than the open Internet, the company said in a press release.

For Siminn, the new OTT service logically extends a relationship it already has with the French technology firm.

"Broadpeak's CDN solutions have been supporting our IPTV services for many years now, enabling Siminn subscribers to enjoy advanced features like VOD, catch-up TV and network time-shifting, leveraging video servers deployed throughout our network," Saevar Freyr Thrainsson, Siminn's CEO said in the press release. "A combined CDN and streaming solution from Broadpeak significantly enhances our IPTV offering, providing us with the flexibility to deliver high quality live and VOD content to our subscribers anytime, anywhere on multiple screens without making a significant capital investment."

Broadpeak said its technology is designed to empower service providers by using their own CDNs to manage content flowing over managed networks rather than the best-effort offerings of OTT running over the open Internet.

"As consumer demand for next-generation services like OTT multiscreen increases, telecommunications operators need a CDN and streaming solution that can support heavy video traffic without compromising quality of experience," Jacque Le Mancq, Broadpeak's CEO said in the news release.

For more:
- Siminn and Broadpeak issued this press release

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