COSMOTE TV, the leading Greek Pay TV platform that is part of OTE Group, has gone live with Synamedia’s Media Streamer CDN platform for its new streaming service. The virtualized solution is deployed on a distributed private cloud architecture, providing high-performance edge caching and streaming through a network of servers deployed locally across cities throughout Greece. The CDN is managed by OTE.
The COSMOTE TV streaming service includes live and on-demand content, plus selected sports programming that is available in 4K for the first time in Greece. Subscribers have access to multi-screen content across 70 digital channels – including 16 premium COSMOTE sport, cinema and history channels.
Media Streamer is described as a cost-effective private CDN platform with the flexibility to start small, yet scale massively to distribute terabits per second (Tbps) of live, on-demand, and time-shifted video without compromising bandwidth or latency. “This was important as COSMOTE TV streams exclusive live sports events in 4K and needs to maintain a high-quality viewing experience, even during peak periods,” Synamedia explains.
Media Streamer is available as a managed service or can be run and managed on-premise by the service provider.