India’s Dish TV to launch OTT Service Watcho

India’s Dish TV to launch OTT Service Watcho
Published: 4 September 2019 - 7:14 a.m.
By: Nikhil Pereira

Broadpeak has partnered with Dish TV India, the world’s largest single-country direct-to-home (DTH) operator, for its OTT service, Watcho.

Broadpeak’s BkM100 video delivery mediator and BkS350 origin and packaging server enable Watcho to deliver 100+ channels and thousands of hours of library content, including live, on-demand, time-shift TV, and catch-up TV, to Android and iOS mobile devices.

HB LLP served as the system integrator on the project, ensuring a smooth deployment.

V. K Gupta, CTO, Dish TV India said: “Broadpeak’s OTT delivery solutions are pre-integrated with key ecosystem vendors, enabling us to launch Watcho quickly and seamlessly. Thanks to the scalable nature of Broadpeak’s server and CDN manager, we can deliver high-quality content to more than 23.9 million existing subscribers and reach new customers too.”

Dish TV India is using Broadpeak’s BkS350 origin and packaging server to record linear services in one format and dynamically package the content into HLS and DASH formats for time-shifted TV services via the cloud.

The BkS350 is flexible and scalable, allowing Dish TV India to use a combination of internal (e.g., RAM, SAS, and SSD) and NAS storage for cost optimisation and enhanced performance.

Broadpeak’s BkM100 video delivery mediator continuously monitors the popularity of content based on usage patterns, automatically pushing popular content to the edge servers while long-tail content remains in the larger central library to reduce Dish TV India’s storage costs.

Broadpeak will demonstrate its OTT solutions at IBC2019, Sept. 13-17 in Amsterdam, at stand 5.B78.

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