Video: Multicast ABR

Multicast ABR is a mix of two very beneficial technologies which are seldom seen together. ABR – Adaptive Bitrate – allows a player to change the bitrate of the video and audio that it’s playing to adapt to changing network conditions. Multicast is a network technology which efficiently sends a video stream over the network without duplicating bandwidth.

ABR has traditionally been deployed for chunk-based video like HLS where each client downloads its own copy of the video in blocks of several seconds in length. This means that you bandwidth you use to distribute your video increases by one thousand times if 1000 people play your video.

Multicast works with live streams, not chunks, but allows the bandwidth use for 1000 players to increase – in the best case – by 0%.

Here, the panelists look at the benefits of combining multicast distribution of live video with techniques to allow it to change bitrate between different quality streams.

This type of live streaming is actually backwards compatible with old-style STBs since the video sent is a live transport stream, it’s possible to deliver that to a legacy STB using a converter in the house at the same time as delivering a better, more modern delivery to other TVs and devices.

It thus also allows pure-streaming providers to compete with conventional broadcast cable providers and can also result in cost savings in equipment provided but also in bandwidth used.

There’s lots to unpack here, which is why the Streaming Video Alliance have put together this panel of experts.

Watch now and find out more!

Speakers

Phillipe Carol Phillipe Carol
Senior Product Manager,
Anevia
Neil Geary Neil Geary
Technical Strategy Consultant,
Liberty Global
Brian Stevenson Brian Stevenson
VP of Ecosystem Strategy & Partnerships,
Ericsson
Mark Fisher Mark Fisher
VP of Marketing & Business Development,
Qwilt
Jason Thibeault Jason Thibeault
Executive Director,
Streaming Video Alliance

Webinar: CMAF Low Latency Webinar


Date: Jan 30th, 9am PT / 17:00 GMT
Now on demand!

Bitmovin presents a delve into CMAF – the new low-latency streaming protocol which promises online streaming latencies on-par with traditional broadcast.

Leaders in this space, Anevia, Bitmovin and Fastly come together to discuss whether the industry is in adopting CMAF, how you can implement it and how it works.

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Webinar: Advanced Live Streaming Technologies and Strategies

NEW Date: Thursday May 17th, 2018 – 17:00 GMT / 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET / 8 PM CET
Streaming Media’s Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen leads a leading panel in a discussion of the latest codecs, delivery protocols, and cloud workflows for live streaming.

Topics include:
• Why ultra-low latency is crucial for a good user experience
• Achieving 4K/UHD video quality at scale
• Best practices for selecting an enterprise live streaming platform
• How to achieve low latency, reduce bandwidth, and improve QoE using content-aware encoding
• The latest advances in video compression
• Tips for leveraging your videoconferencing infrastructure for enterprise live streaming
• The benefits of working with an events services team for successful town halls and all-hands events

Speakers

MODERATOR SPEAKERS
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Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen
VP / Editor
Streaming Media
Amzi Jackson
General Manager of Full Service Operations
MediaPlatform
Philippe Carol
Product Manager
Anevia
Thierry Fautier
VP, Video Strategy
Harmonic

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