Case study SPI International


About the SPI International

SPI International is a global media company operating TV channels, multiple digital products across six continents, and a major player in content distribution and broadcasting worldwide.

The company operates over 50 free to air and pay TV channels in CEE, Western Europe, CIS and Ex-Yugo regions including key European markets such as Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, and the Netherlands. SPI is one of the premier movie service providers in the countries where it operates, with FilmBox being its flagship movie service. SPI Group owns a suite of legacy brands that have become household names such as Film-Box, Film1, Kino Polska, Stopklatka, Dizi along with different thematic channels and streaming services.

SPI's brands reach millions of households through operators, partner platforms and SPI's own digital products globally. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses cutting-edge technology providing its subscribers with access to SPI's linear and on-demand content and FilmBox+ service that has rapidly growing number of subscribers. The company recently launched a new digital service, Dizi, a state-of-the-art aggregator of the best Turkish series worldwide. SPI also owns and operates the brand assets of Film1 premium movie services in The Netherlands, including four linear channels and an on-demand service.

SPI International challenge

SPI International was looking for a technical solution to maximize the global reach of linear content in order to:
  • Reach multiple cable TV operators and OTT platforms without investing in dedicated hardware;
  • Serve multiple clients all over the globe in more cost efficient, yet still reliable way;
  • Use public Internet connections in a secure and reliable way;
  • Minimize required connection setup time to partners.

Implementation

To find a desirable solution SPI International started to test a number of products software and hardware based. Tests of Quickstream solution lasted for 3 months. As a result, Quickstream's product was chosen as a cost effective, safe and reliable solution for SPI.

Quickstream product implementation process started in January 2021. At the end of 2021 Quickstream was deployed in over 20 countries on five continents and now consists of over 200 Quickstream streams managed by Quickstream Cloud. Currently more than 1,5 Gbit of traffic is generated. In the coming months SPI International is planning further intensive development of content distribution using Quickstream.

why spi international chose Quickstream™

Quickstream solution was chosen for a numerous reasons:
  • Quickstream solution significantly reduced SPI costs;
  • The cost of Quickstream solution is independent from generated bandwidth and allows the highest quality of signal delivery;
  • Quickstream software can use any hardware including virtual servers;
  • Quickstream software is user friendly, allows distribution network management from one management panel;
  • Quickstream delivers high quality 24/7 technical support.

Choosing Quickstream solution was a business wise decision on various of angles.

Ease of building connection with the client and setting up the delivery in a short manner of time was an important advantage.

Considering Quickstream licensing construction, stability of delivery and support features choosing this solution turned out to be cost effective for our organization.

Last but not least, flexibility and open-minded approach of the Quickstream team in terms of taking feedback on expected developments and new options on every level of Quickstream system, starting with the GUI, through automatic redundancy, ending on the license management.

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