April 7, 2014 12:00 UTC

Deutsche Telekom provides LiveStream Perform to Abu Dhabi Media for its global streaming and multiscreen distribution needs

Multiplatform media and entertainment organization relies on LiveStream Perform powered by Octoshape for its secure, end-to-end, global distribution of OTT linear channels

BONN, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Business Development and Innovation (BDI), an integral part of Deutsche Telekom’s International Wholesale Business Unit, announced today that Abu Dhabi Media, one of the fastest-growing, multi-platform media and entertainment organizations in the Middle East, is a new customer for BDI’s LiveStream Perform, powered by Octoshape. Abu Dhabi Media selected DT BDI’s cloud-based video streaming solution for the live streaming and delivery of six TV channels to connect multiple devices for its global customer base.

Enabled for worldwide online playback from admedia.ae, the sports, news, and drama based content will now be available on multiple screens: PC, mobile devices, and Abu Dhabi Media applications. Abu Dhabi Media will leverage LiveStream Perform’s acceleration technologies for both live and on-demand streaming of content from the channels AD Sport 1 HD, AD Sport 2 HD, Ad Sport Extra HD, AD Al Oula HD, AD Al Emarat HD and AD Drama SD. LiveStream Perform delivers a consistent, high-quality video playback across any device for a differentiated service targeted at existing and new subscribers.

“In order to reach top customer satisfaction, we work with our Tier 1 content providers to position their content in the best way possible for our subscriber base,” says Ali Al Shaiba, Director of Digital Media. “After an extensive review wherein we assessed every technology available, we concluded that only the LiveStream Perform solution from Deutsche Telekom BDI was able to consistently meet all of the requirements we had for quality, user-interface and predictable flat-rate pricing models.”

LiveStream Perform’s extensive solution set includes IP contribution and distribution services to multiscreen devices coupled with satellite downlink for channel acquisition, geoblocking for rights management control and token and domain authentication services to secure the rich media and proprietary content. In addition, the channels will be encoded for adaptive bit rate and multidevice support and content will be recorded for VOD.

“We are proud to offer our LiveStream Perform to this fast growing regional media and entertainment player," says Karim El-Khazen, Vice President Business Development and Innovation. “Our superior solution will accompany Abu Dhabi Media and its huge customer base into the next phase of video distribution over the Internet.”

LiveStream Perform provides a differentiated platform that enables the evolution of Broadcast TV into global, cloud-based Broadband TV. The patented stream acceleration system combined with the suite of multicast technologies offers TV quality and a cost-effective commercial model for operators, OTT/IPTV service providers, and premium content owners, enabling them to reach millions of device-connected subscribers worldwide. Leading broadcasters and direct broadcast satellite service providers around the world rely on LiveStream Perform to deliver their content over IP networks.

About Abu Dhabi Media

Abu Dhabi Media is one of the fastest growing multi-platform media organizations in the Middle East. It manages more than 20 market-leading brands across free and pay television, radio, publishing, digital media, feature films, music, outside broadcast/production and printing.

For more information, please visit http://www.admedia.ae/

About Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with over 142 million mobile customers, 31 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2013). The Group provides fixed network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has approximately 229,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 60,1 billion in the 2013 financial year – more than half of it outside Germany.

For more information please visit: http://www.telekom.com/home

About Business Development and Innovation (BDI)

Business Development and Innovation (BDI), an integral part of Deutsche Telekom International Wholesale Business Unit, seeks and develops innovative services that enable cloud delivery models to enterprises, carriers, content service providers, and over-the-top (OTT) players. The end-to-end solutions of BDI, also developed through partnering with best-in-class technology players, span the complete digital delivery value chain. BDI’s focus areas are content monetization, cloud enabling, big data, and security.

For more information about Deutsche Telekom’s BDI offerings, please visit www.telekom.net/bdi

About Octoshape

Streaming media innovator Octoshape is bridging the transition from Broadcast TV to Broadband TV by providing the enabling technology required to bring TV Quality, TV Scale and TV Economics to the public Internet. The Octoshape approach is more scalable, flexible and affordable than traditional content delivery (CDN) schemes, while providing feature-rich, high-quality viewing to the largest of audiences. Leading broadcasters and direct broadcast satellite service providers around the world are relying on Octoshape to deliver their content over IP Networks to broadband connected devices.

For more information visit: www.octoshape.com.

Contacts

Deutsche Telekom AG
International Wholesale Business Unit
Lisa Elisabeth Krenz
Tel.: +49 (0) 228 18118798
E-mail:e.krenz@telekom.de


Source: Deutsche Telekom

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