PurpleStream, Octoshape Join to Provide Global IPTV Services

Seeks to accelerate content distribution for broadcasters in Asia
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PurpleStream Convergence, a video content delivery company, has partnered with Octoshape, a streaming technology provider, to deliver Internet protocol television (IPTV) services globally.

PurpleStream’s broadband IPTV service “PurpleCloud”will incorporate Octoshape’sInfinite “HD-M Federated Multicast Broadband TV” platformto provide broadcasters inIndiaand Asia IPTV delivery services to customers in North America, Europe andAustralia.

PurpleStream’s technology incorporates adaptive bit rate optimization with single source multiple device (SSMD) delivery, which, coupled with Infinite HD-M, adjusts to the available bandwidth to “provide an optimized video-viewing experience” on internet-enabled devices, according to the companies. Offered as a managed service for broadcasters and over the top (OTT) operators, PurpleCloud leverages Infinite HD-M to deliver video streams.

“Traditionally this has been accomplished through satellites,” Karthik Subramanian, PurpleStream’s said. “The multicasting, multipath capabilities of the Octoshape CDN are an ideal fit for PurpleCloud.”

Octoshape’s federated linear broadband TV system will continue to expand in phases, adding content contribution partners, broadband providers, connected television manufacturers and conditional access providers, the company says.

“We are also keen on collaborating and developing the live events broadcast market segment with PurpleStream,” added Michael Koehn Milland, Octoshape’s CEO.