In the traditional Pay TV distribution architecture, the network channel is originated on a central location and broadcasted in real time through a satellite transponder to cable operators who re-distribute it to their subscribers.
With Inetsat, the channel is originated directly on video servers located on each cable operator, replacing the commonly used satellite receiver-decoder. Therefore it is only necessary to distribute the new content into these video servers over the internet, days or weeks prior to the air date.
For cable operators, this new architecture is transparent and has no operating impact since the video server where the linear channel is originated replaces the traditional receiver-decoder.
The content distribution and playlists to be broadcasted by the video servers, are fully controlled by the network using a powerful application that is provided as part of our solution.
There are many factors that make this kind of solution feasible today that were not present a few years ago:
For more information on our innovative distribution model please read the following white paper