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India’s Home Cable partners with Indonesia’s BesTV to launch global OTT/IPTV services

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NEW DELHI: India’s Home Digital Media has joined BesTV Indonesia to launch its OTT (Over the Top)/ IPTV services globally to target the 25 million Indian diaspora living outside India by using the CDN “Content Delivery Network” of Akamai and Octoshape.

Home Digital Media which is a subsidiary of Home Cable Network, an independent Delhi based multi system operator (MSO) and a “Class B” ISP in India headed by Vikki Choudhry, has successfully tested the system.

BesTV and Home Digital Media have been working in close association on this partnership project for the past three years and  have rolled out its global OTT services on the various application platforms  of Intan, MyTVapp, Relay TV and Home Digital Anytime/Anywhere TV.

Choudhry told indiantelevision.com that this strategic association will provide Live TV channels, Movies and Music on Demand content through various applications specially developed for Android, iOS, 3GPP and Windows with a tailored solution of push and lev transcode made for low bandwidth with adaptive bitrates supporting multi format live streaming for the Aviation and the Maritime Industry.

Targeting about 90 million passengers travelling every month, it will enable passengers on ships and even airlines to watch excellent quality Live TV Indian and International content on their handheld tablets, ipads and laptops while on the move.

Home Digital has a worldwide footprint through its Sillicon valley headquartered technology partner company Gaian Solutions with R&D development centres in India and China. Gaian is a leading edge media technology platform company that caters to all aspects of the content distribution, content streaming, DRM, and also STB solution for delivery over Cable, Satellite, OTT and IPTV platforms.

BesTV Indonesia is an affiliate to BesTV International, a subsidiary of Shanghai Media Group (SMG), China. BesTV Indonesia and BesTV International are principally engaged in the provision of technical content and marketing services for TV, computer and mobile terminals through media source platforms. The Company's main business includes Internet protocol television (IPTV), mobile, smart television and network video, broadcasting integration movie, television and multimedia production business.

BesTV China is also the pioneer and founder of Chinese IPTV business model in 2005 and has already grown into the world's largest IPTV operator with more than 20 million effective IPTV users in China.

BesTV International operates its business in North Asia, Southeast Asia and Africa.  BesTV has worked enthusiastically to develop comprehensive strategic partnerships with leading manufacturers through close cooperation, with the purpose of building the bridge between television and telecommunications industry, sharing industry opportunities and realizing common development.

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