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."
LveStream 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
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
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.
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