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Turkish Basketball Federation Selects Erstream and Octoshape Infinite HD-MTM for Broadband Delivered TV Services
[June 04, 2013]

Turkish Basketball Federation Selects Erstream and Octoshape Infinite HD-MTM for Broadband Delivered TV Services

COPENHAGEN --(Business Wire)--

Erstream, a Turkey-based media services provider, and Octoshape, an industry leader in cloud-based streaming technology, announced today that they have been selected by the Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF) to provide broadband TV video distribution services to fans in Turkey and around the world.

In a new web portal developed by Erstream, TBF holds approximately 10 highly popular events per week, and in most cases these events are only available on the web.

The partnership leverages Octoshape's Infinite HD-MTM Federated Multicast platform to enhance the video quality of TBF's streaming globally. Octoshape's advanced video distribution technology provides high definition Internet video regardless of the geographic location, connectivity or network conditions of the viewer.

"We wanted to make sure the new user experience of the TBF portal lived up to the brand expectation," said Tatyana Levitskaya, EMEA Sales Director of Erstream. "With Octoshape's Infinite HD-MTM we are able to guarantee that the end-users of TBF will always enjoy the highest quality available, and that they experience the basketball games in near real-time."

The Infinite HD-MTM solution enables TV quality, TV scale and TV economics for broadband TV over unmanaged IP networks by utilizing existing infrastructure in the telco and operator network. Infinite HD-MTM enables large volumes of broadband TV to be delivered efficiently over last mile networks without requiring the vast infrastructure upgrades necessary with traditional video delivery platforms.

"With TBF's rapidly growing Internet user bas, they required not only TV-like scale and quality, but also innovative business terms," said Michael Koehn Milland, CEO of Octoshape. "By implementing our technology, TBF was able to raise their consumer quality expectations while keeping the video-delivery costs under control."

"We are very excited with the result of the combined solution provided by Erstream and Octoshape," said Murat Biricik, IT Manager at the Turkish Basketball Federation. "Our web destination is now growing 10 percent week over week with satisfied users. Our goal was to exceed the consumer expectation, and with our new technology partners, we feel we have not only exceeded the consumer expectation, but also our own."

"The advanced technology solutions provided by Erstream and Octoshape have been a perfect fit for our web TV project," said Serdar Ates, Media Manager at TBF. "We have had a growing number of online viewers and we had to meet their high level of expectations with perfection. Thanks to our partnership with Erstream and Octoshape, today we are glad to succeed at our goal."

Telco and cable operators that are part of the Infinite HD-MTM federated network receive the signals via native IP Multicast in a way that allows them to easily manage large volumes of traffic without upgrading their Internet capacity. Octoshape's federated linear broadband TV ecosystem will continue to expand globally in carefully planned phases, adding content contribution partners, Tier 1 broadband providers, connected television manufacturers and conditional access providers.


About Octoshape

Streaming media innovator Octoshape provides the enabling technology required to bring TV Quality, TV Scale and TV Economics to the public Internet. The company is writing the next chapter of content delivery for broadband IPTV (News - Alert) services. The Octoshape approach is more scalable, flexible and affordable than traditional content delivery (CDN) schemes, while providing feature-rich, high-quality viewing to the largest of audiences. For more information visit

About Erstream

Erstream is a technology, software and service company that was founded in 2001 in Istanbul and provides high quality IP-streaming services that include CDN, encoding, 24/7 monitoring, maintenance and support. Erstream is supplying best video quality in every possible kind of format. Moreover, they provide service, encoding and support for VOD and live systems and their program is capable to cover live streaming of many live events, especially in a sports field. The young team of Erstream is ready to grant assistance in video portal development and design, along with image recognition systems for advertising agencies. Erstream has broad experience in IP-boxes design and content fulfillment.

Last, but not least Erstream is a representative and exclusive reseller of the proven leader for high quality, large scale, and cost effective Internet media delivery company Octoshape in such countries as Turkey, Bulgaria, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Iraq. For more information please visit

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