British Telecom Video On Demand (VOD)

The Customer Challenge

The British Telecom ‘BT TV’ platform provides video on demand (VOD) to its broadband customers across the UK. BT TV is a subscription IPTV service launched originally in 2006.

Content that is ingested from many varied delivery networks is required to be protected and available to be transcoded into any number of formats for future delivery to end customers. Originally the VOD content was only protected in a large LTO tape robot making access to the material slow and cumbersome. BT required a solution that could provide instant access to the content they need to protect and re-purpose whilst requiring little or no administrative management. Amongst the other requirements to be fulfilled were:

  • Must integrate with existing MAM solutions/systems
  • Must have the ability to integrate with any future workflow
  • Must be secure from accidental or malicious deletion
  • Must be scalable with no down time or management effort
  • Must be future proof from hardware obsolescence
  • Must be non-proprietary

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BT TV Case Study Datasheet