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Deutsche Telekom provides LiveStream Perform to Ten Sports for its live streaming needs in Pakistan

Deutsche Telekom provides LiveStream Perform to Ten Sports. One of Asia's leading sports networks relies on LiveStream Perform for its secure, end-to-end, Over The Top (OTT) distribution of the Ten Sports channel in Pakistan.

Bonn, Germany(16 Feb 2015)

Business Development and Innovation (BDI), a unit of Deutsche Telekom, announced today that Ten Sports has selected BDI’s LiveStream Perform, powered by Octoshape. The cloud-based video streaming solution will be leveraged for the live streaming of the Ten Sports channel in Pakistan on web and mobile devices.

Ten Sports, headquartered in Noida, New Delhi is one of Asia's leading sports network and owns long-term broadcast rights for cricket, offering its viewers the best of sports action round-the-clock. It's owned by Zee Entertainment, the 2nd largest Indian media and entertainment company, and is available across the world directly or through channel partners, entertaining over 670 million viewers across 170 countries.

Enabled for online playback in Pakistan, the Ten Sports channel will now be available on multiple screens in HD quality: Web, iOS and Android mobile applications. Ten Sports has chosen LiveStream Perform’s acceleration technologies for live streaming of its TV channel. LiveStream Perform delivers a consistent, high-quality video playback across any device for a best-in-class delivery service targeted at existing and new subscribers.

 “We were looking for a cost-effective and easy-to-integrate solution to live stream our Ten Sports channel in Pakistan. We had strong concerns in regard to video quality and scalability,” said Rajesh Sethi , CEO Ten Sports. “Once we tested LiveStream Perform from Deutsche Telekom, we found it would be the best platform to assure the optimum quality of service to our end users even with limited network coverage. And they managed to deliver it on such a short time frame!

LiveStream Perform’s extensive solution set includes IP contribution and distribution services in multiscreen scenarios coupled with satellite downlink for channel acquisition, geoblocking for rights management control and token and domain authentication services to secure the rich-media and proprietary content.

“We are proud to offer our LiveStream Perform to Asia’s largest sports network,” said Karim El-Khazen, Vice President Business Development and Innovation. “When Ten Sports told us about its comprehensive requirements to live stream its channel for its customers, it was clear that LiveStream Perform would perfectly fulfill their needs and offer additional value-added services.”

LiveStream Perform provides a differentiated platform that enables the evolution of Broadcast TV into global, cloud-based Broadband TV. The patented stream acceleration system combined with the suite of multicast technologies offers HD TV quality experience and a cost-effective commercial model for operators, OTT/IPTV service providers, and premium content owners, enabling them to reach millions of device-connected subscribers worldwide. Leading broadcasters and direct broadcast satellite service providers around the world rely on LiveStream Perform to deliver their content over IP networks.

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