YipTV leverages Akamai to build out OTT infrastructure
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Feb. 2, 2016 – In offering more than 100 live TV channels that originate from around the world, broadband OTT television service YipTV relies heavily on cloud-based media-delivery solutions from Akamai to assure that it can scale rapidly to serve large audiences with the highest-quality Internet viewing experience.
YipTV, which allows subscribers to watch 18 live TV channels free on any broadband-connected device including smartphones, has seen explosive growth since launching in May 2015.
The company has continually added channels to meet viewers’ demands, so its IT networking professionals turned to Akamai because they needed a provider of cloud media services that offers responsive, reliable and optimized video delivery quality and performance for audiences on any screen, anywhere – all without YipTV having to build costly infrastructure itself.
YipTV targets the more than 40 million foreign-born people living in the U.S. with TV programming to which they’re accustomed in their home countries, so it has been steadily aggregating entertainment, sports, news, lifestyle, music and other TV channels not typically seen in the U.S.
YipTV CIO Giancarlo Paolillo said Akamai’s global cloud solutions have allowed YipTV to:
- Protect our channels and users by leveraging Akamai’s media content security technologies, which recently completed an audit by Farncombe;
- Reduce network lag time by acquiring digital signals of the live TV channels it offers close to their origination points;
- Deliver global video on demand by leveraging Akamai’s global distribution of ingest points so we can route media to the nearest hop and therefore reduce network lag time;
- Leverage Akamai’s comprehensive media analytics to measure online video quality and audience behavior; and
- Monitor network performance at a more granular level than competing providers are able to do.
“Subscribers today expect a flawless viewing experience and instant access to high-definition video content on any screen,” said John Bishop, CTO, Media, Akamai. “Delivering OTT video and other content must be seamless, fast and scalable. Our Media Delivery Solutions are designed to help services like YipTV engage their subscribers by delivering content at the highest possible quality wherever and whenever users want and, further, to scale with the growth and complexity of different types of connected devices.”
YipTV is available over any type of wired or wireless broadband connection and uses Internet-based delivery technology to provide affordable access to its wide range of international channels at only $14.99 a month, no long-term service commitments and no contracts.
Subscribers sign up for YipTV via the web at www.YipTV.com, then download apps for iOS or Android devices from the Apple AppStore or GooglePlay. In addition to Android- or iOS-enabled smart devices, YipTV also lets subscribers use a Smart TV, laptop or desktop computer. It also can be viewed on a traditional TV screen using an Apple TV™ or a Google Chromecast™ device.
YipTV, Inc., is a privately held company with offices in West Palm Beach, Fla., and New Brunswick, N.J., that provides low-cost, live television channels, including domestic and international network content. Founded in 2012, YipTV is an Over the Top (OTT) television content provider that distributes more than 100 channels and programs in multiple languages, letting subscribers watch YipTV on televisions, tablets, computers, smartphones and other Internet-enabled devices. YipTV sends video content via the public internet to broadband users, bypassing legacy cable systems and head end technology, and then passes that savings directly to the consumer. For more information, please visit https://www.yiptv.com/
Sue Huss, on behalf of Comunicano