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Advanced Monitoring Equipment
For IPTV And OTT In Ukraine
OLL.TV utilises Bridge Technologies monitoring and display equipment to help
ensure its high quality provision for its IPTV and OTT services...

By Nikolay Nazarov
CTO at OLL.TV
Bridge Technologies' VB330 10G probe is used for headend deployment

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LL.TV was launched as an OTT
VoD service a couple of years
ago by one of Ukraine's top three
content providers.
At the beginning of September
2014, OLL.TV was relaunched and
started distributing IPTV channels
to third-party operators as well
as offering its own IPTV and OTT
services under the brand.
Content is sourced from domestic
and European TV channels, and
from content owners like Miramax,
Fox, Paramount and others. We
provide both on-demand content
and live events in 1080p and SD,
to a subscriber base across the
whole of Ukraine.
To be successful in supplying
its own subscribers and other
providers, OLL.TV has to ensure a
high level of service, and to achieve
this we invested not only in high
quality infrastructure but also in an
extensive monitoring system that
incorporates some of the most
advanced technology available

headends and other equipment, the
integrator we worked with (Kievbased DEPS UKRAINE) supplied
a Bridge Technologies system
based on VB330 10G probe for
headend deployment, together
with the Bridge VBC server for
alarms and monitoring information
aggregation, with centralised
system management.
For monitoring in real-time at the
customer premises, we also use
microVB devices which are almost
self-installing when the subscriber
receives one. The data from these
tiny devices is extremely detailed
and is coordinated by the MDC
(MicroDeviceController) at our Kiev
HQ. All of
t h e

Being able to gather data from
the viewer's premises helps us
proactively refine and improve
our services, as part of the overall
correlation of data coming from all
points of the network. It's this ability
to see into all points of the chain
that provides the extra intelligence
we require in order to continuously
improve quality and
availability.

around the network, which spans
the whole of the country.
It's fair to say that our investment
in this comprehensive and advanced
monitoring system is an important
part of our market strategy because
our competitiveness is based on
providing excellent service quality.

The VB288 offers a configurable display of monitoring data

Monitoring Environment
Our goal was to create a monitoring
environment that would efficiently
integrate our IPTV and OTT services,
and allow us to correlate detailed
live data both from the headends
and from customer premises.
In addition to transcoders, digital

Competitive TV
probes from Bridge monitor both
IPTV and OTT services, so that
our technicians can oversee and
investigate all our services within the
same display environment, with the
same style of visual presentation of
the data from all services.

OLL.TV distributes IPTV channels to third-party operators as well as offering
its own IPTV and OTT service

Monitoring Display
In addition, we have also just
recently installed Bridge's VB288
content extraction and virtual video
wall system, which gives us a very
powerful and flexible platform for
viewing service performance in a
number of ways that would not have
been possible before.
Bridge Technologies' VB288 offers
a highly configurable environment
in which to adapt the display of
monitoring data to suit our own
requirements, combining status
displays for a range of performance
metrics with the actual content
extraction images.
Our VB288 installation lets us
monitor and analyse up to 200 SD
or HD channels on the same virtual
video wall display, with real time
decryption of 128 channels, and
we have configured two video wall
displays with it.
We also have one VB20 portable
probe, which we use for monitoring
of multicast IPTV and HLS OTT
streams from remote locations

What we have is a high performance
monitoring system that is easy to
use and which simplifies the task
of interpreting huge volumes of
complex data. This is vital because
a lot of data can be overwhelming
if it is not presented in such a way
that the engineering staff can
easily understand and react to
when necessary.
Being able to monitor different
types of content (IPTV and OTT)
within the same environment suits
our business model very well and
means we do not have to have
parallel monitoring for our B2B and
B2C operations.
The Bridge systems are
continuously updated with new
features and support for new
standards as they emerge, which
is very important for providers in
IPTV and OTT who need to be
able to adapt rapidly to changing
conditions. We are confident that
the system we have put in place
will ensure that OLL.TV can be very
competitive into the future.


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