Yes, the Pay TV subsidiary of Israeli telco Bezeq, is deploying Synamedia’s end-to-end video network portfolio to achieve broadcast-equivalent latency for its cloud-based, Internet-only TV services. The company has a public roadmap to phase out its DTH satellite service and move to all-IP by 2026, with Synamedia’s Infinite cloud platform, security solutions and other services providing the technology foundation for that ambition.
The low-latency streaming solution includes Synamedia’s virtualized Digital Content Manager (DCM) for video processing and Synamedia’s Edge Media Streamer private CDN. “The private CDN provides far greater control over service quality, costs and operations than a public CDN,” the two companies said in a press release.
The Synamedia video network portfolio minimises latency at every stage of the workflow – from encoding through to the CDN and player – while also minimising bandwidth requirements. Yes believes it will be the first operator in the world to deliver broadcast-equivalent latency. “Yet again, Yes is breaking new ground,” according to Yves Padrines, CEO at Synamedia.
Itzhak Elyakim, VP Engineering and CTO at Yes, explains: “After a competitive tender, we selected Synamedia to help us transition fully to IP and deliver on our feature-rich roadmap – including our commitment to match broadcast latency, delivering an exceptional subscriber experience. Only Synamedia offered an end-to-end solution able to meet all of our requirements, ensuring we avoided the need to integrate any third-party products.”