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New OTT alliance to promote interoperability

French firm Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery network (CDN) technology, will launch a new industry body at the IBC trade show due to kick off in Amsterdam later this week, intended to promote interoperability amongst vendors of over-the-top (OTT) video delivery technology.

Self-referentially called the Broadpeak Open Alliance (BOA), it will create a technical framework for the French firm’s vision of a best-of-breed approach to video content services over broadband networks, where operators can select the best technology available for each component of the delivery chain — from the headend equipment to the home network systems.

The testing process will initially involve home network components such as broadband home gateways, STBs, and middleware. The second phase will target other components of the OTT delivery ecosystem, including video headend equipment, conditional access systems, and service platforms, in an effort to offer unique features with Broadpeak’s partners.

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