Bezeq’s Yes Relies on Synamedia for Broadcast-Equivalent Latency

Yes, the pay-TV subsidiary of Israeli telco, Bezeq, is deploying Synamedia’s end-to-end video network portfolio to achieve broadcast-equivalent latency for its cloud-based, internet-only TV services. Yes believes it will be the first operator in the world to deliver broadcast-equivalent latency.

Yes chose Synamedia because it is the only vendor with an end-to-end video network able to minimize latency at every stage of the workflow – from encoding through to the CDN and player – to match broadcast latency while also minimizing bandwidth requirements. This gives viewers a consistently high-quality viewing experience with no interruptions or buffering while allowing Yes to control costs.

This contract is an extension of Yes’s long-standing relationship with Synamedia as it phases out its direct-to-home (DTH) satellite service and moves to all-IP by 2026, underpinned by Synamedia’s Infinite cloud platform, security solutions, and services, as well as its video network technologies.

“After a competitive tender, we selected Synamedia to help us transition fully to IP and deliver on our feature-rich roadmap – including our commitment to match broadcast latency, delivering an exceptional subscriber experience,” says said Itzhak Elyakim, VP Engineering and CTO at Yes. “Only Synamedia offered an end-to-end solution able to meet all of our requirements, ensuring we avoided the need to integrate any third-party products.”

To achieve low latency, the deployment includes Synamedia’s Edge Media Streamer private CDN and virtualized Digital Content Manager (DCM). Synamedia’s private CDN provides far greater control over service quality, costs, and operations than a public CDN.

“Yes has always been at the forefront of innovation,” says said Yves Padrines, CEO at Synamedia. “With its bold decision to offer carrier-grade streaming services with world-beating low latency, Yes is yet again breaking new ground. And, by using our Infinite cloud TV platform, Yes is benefiting from streamlined operations and reduced operational costs as subscribers enjoy high-quality streaming services packed with many new features.”