Satellite & Multicast ABR: The Key to Delivering OTT Maintaining Traditional Quality

Tuesday 5 February 2019


Video consumption on second screens, such as smartphones, tablets, and PCs, is increasing dramatically.

Operators can utilize OTT as an alternative to traditional transport stream broadcast, addressing Quality of Experience issues, including latency, buffering, bitrate and video quality limitations.

The solution involves converting unicast streams into multicast so that content can be delivered over satellite to a local satellite-to-OTT gateway.

Satellite enables efficient delivery over vast geographical areas; is highly scalable; addresses increasing resolutions and bitrates; is available to remote sites and can be used to offload congested terrestrial backbones. Satellite’s bi-directional communication also allows operation of Digital Rights Management (DRM) and Content Delivery Network (CDN) Analytics to optimize service providers’ operations.

By deploying multicast Adaptive Bit Rate (ABR), satellite operators can deliver all types of OTT services, including live Video On-Demand (VOD), catch-up and start-over TV.

This presentation from Broadpeak and Newtec at Convergence India 2019 explains how satellite enables operators to successfully deliver OTT services.