Hope Channel is a Christian lifestyle television network with 68 channels covering Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and the islands of the Pacific. Programs on each channel are created for the local culture and broadcast in over 80 languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, German, Romanian, Mandarin, Russian, Tamil, Hindi, Ukrainian, Arabic, Farsi, and Telugu. The content is available on DirecTV, cable, satellite, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, as well as online and via an app on Apple and Android devices.
Hope Channel needed to simplify their live streaming workflow complexity while meeting the demands of audiences for a high-quality viewing experience on their choice of devices.
In order to sustain growth but not drive up costs, Hope Channel was looking for a CDN partner that offered greater flexibility. In particular, instead of paying for a package of entitlements where they only used some of the functions, they wanted the freedom to build their own value-add functions on top of a robust global platform.