LifeStream Hybrid TV (Cable + IP) Solution
Today's IP technology makes it possible for cable operators to develop IP television and add interactive services to their product offer.
Service in details
Cable TV operators have functioning TV services and loyal Pay TV customers.
Usually, launch of OTT TV service is implemented in two stages.
At Stage 1, OTT TV is introduced as an additional service for subscribers interested in benefits of OTT product, specifically in the ability to watch video on any mobile device and anywhere they want.
At Stage 2, OTT service is integrated into hybrid STB and operator starts offering combined OTT+cable TV service.
Cable TV operators tend to use cable technology for delivery of TV channels and IP technology for provision of value-added features (DVR, second screen, etc.)
High quality STB equipment (equally efficient in processing cable signal and ensuring OTT functions) plays a great role in successful implementation of such projects.
LifeStream offers a unique solution to cable TV operators based on innovative technology of statistical indicators control.
Our solution may be easily integrated into existing network and cable infrastructure and significantly increase the number of TV channels you deliver to your clients.
Our solution is designed to help cable operators use cost-effective cable technology for delivery of TV signal and also offer interactive and multifunctional TV service to their clients.
Advantages it has:
Ability to deliver DVB-C and IP signal concurrently and switch between them
Advanced transcoding technology by LifeStream is successfully applied to help cable operators optimise their Pay TV video streams.
Our transcoding technology ensures ultra-effective video compression: with just 1 Mbps (for SD) / 3 Mbps (for HD) capacity requirement.
Benefits it brings:
- Ultra-compression without quality deterioration
- Reliable monitoring system
- Statistical indicators control technology
- Dynamic capacity distribution among different data streaming services based on dynamics and complexity of streamed video
- Flexible reliability margin
Case study: Alma TV (2015)
Today Alma TV is a leading cable TV operator in Kazakhstan and one of the leading telecom companies in the country.
The company ensures digital retransmission of >130 channels from all over the world: Europe, USA, Japan, Korea, Turkey, Russia, and certainly Kazakhstan.
TV packages are formed based on interests of different social groups, there are movies, news, sports, science, music and kids channels.
cable TV subscribers
cable TV operator in Kazakhstan
To build a whole TV complex in the company's territory (covering several cities) from scratch.
To design and introduce an interactive TV service that would improve the product offering of Kazakhstan's Pay TV leader.
Furthermore, the client wanted to develop its broadband business and offer its subscribers a unique and cutting-edge TV service available on conventional and mobile devices.
Additionally, it was planned to create a hybrid IP+DVB-C STB with signal identification system and its delivery to screen, supported by VOD service.
Solution and results:
Our company has successfully implemented the project on creation of ready-made fully functional TV platform with monitoring system, client&content management tools and all client applications.