There are two main modern approaches to low-latency live streaming, one is CMAF which used fragmented MP4s to allow frame by frame delivery of chunks of data. Similar to HLS, this is becoming a common ‘next step’ for companies already using HLS. Keeping the chunk size down reduces latency, but it remains doubtful if sub-second streaming is practical in real world situations.
Steve Miller Jones from Limelight explains the WebRTC solution to this problem. Being a protocol which is streamed from the source to the destination, this is capable of sub-second latency, too, and seems a better fit. Limelight differentiate themselves on offering a scalable WebRTC streaming service with Adaptive Bitrate (ABR). ABR is traditionally not available with WebRTC and Steve Miller Jones uses this as an example of where Limelight is helping this technology achieve its true potential.
Comparing and contrasting Limelight’s solution with HLS and CMAF, we can see the benefit of WebRTC and that it’s equally capable of supporting features like encryption, Geoblocking and the like.
Ultimately, the importance of latency and the scalability you require may be the biggest factor in deciding which way to go with your sub-second live streaming.
With live online viewing delayed by up to 30 seconds or more compared to broadcast TV, enriching the viewing experience with online content, while ensuring that all viewers see the action at the same time, is a significant challenge. To provide viewers with engaging online experiences that keep them coming back for more, service providers need true real-time streaming.
This webinar will cover questions such as:
How important is latency for live online streaming?
Which live streaming workflows offers the greatest opportunity to generate additional revenue?
What are the main challenges faced by online video service providers when live-streaming major events such as sports tournaments?
Being a webinar from Limelight, you will also hear
How Limelight realtime streaming minimizes latency
How to reach the widest audience with native browser support
How to enable new business models with interactivity
How to reach viewers everywhere
All this along with key findings from DTVE’s industry survey, showing that industry executives believe live streaming could ultimately supplant broadcast technology, but challenges remain.
Vice President of Product Strategy,
Date: Thursday February 28th 2019, 10am PT / 1PM ET / 18:00 GMT
Streaming continues to grow, in amount streamed, in people consuming it and in importance within this and other industries. One things which has always been an enabler yet made streaming harder to deploy is its rapid evolution. Whilst this has been a boon for smaller, nimbler companies – both content producers and service providers – the streaming has now arrived at most companies in one way or another and this breadth of use-cases has kept streaming tech moving forward and showing no signs of abatement.
Some aspects are changing. For instance we are seeing the first patent-free MPEG standard proposals (EVC, which has basic patent-free functionality and a better performing patent-controlled profile) on the heels of AV1. We’re seeing low-latency efforts such as CMAF taking hold as an alternative to WebRTC. With CMAF being much closer to the ever popular HLS, this may well beat out WebRTC in deployments at the cost of a slightly higher, but much improved latency.
To bring all of this in to focus for 2019, Jason Thibeault from the Streaming Video Alliance is bringing together a panel of experts to look at the coming trends and to give us an idea of what to look out for, and how to make sense, of 2019’s year of video delivery.
Using microservices is a way of architecting your software platform to be nimble, simple and is just as applicable to on-premise platforms as cloud. As scaling is important for OTT providers, it’s not surprising that much work is being done in the OTT sector to utilise microservice architectures.
Even companies that are not yet actively operating on a microservices architecture are looking for vendors who at least have a strategy to cater to it for the future. This session will examine the core benefits (including redundancy, dev ops, scalability, and self-healing), the different approaches (including containerisation and orchestration via Docker, Kubernetes, and Mesos, as well as native microservices models like Erlang), and the complexities of migrating a generic architecture to a microservices architecture.
This panel covers:
Why is OTT so suited to microservices?
How microservices enable companies to be flexible to changing customer demands
Limelight, Streaming Video Alliance and Videonet come together to discuss the introduction of WebRTC’s sub-second latency for live streaming which is opening the way for a ‘better-than-broadcast’ experience – enabling new ways to engage viewers and monetise them.
WebRTC provides real-time video delivery and can now be implemented in a CDN environment for large-scale distribution and has extremely low latency.
This webinar covers:
Making WebRTC part of your workflow
Compression, DRM & ad insertion
Innovation opportunities for broadcasters and challenger OTT providers
Special focus on increasing viewer engagement
creating new revenue streams.
New business partnerships
Optimisation for multiscreen television & connected TV devices
Thursday, October 18th, 2018. 11am PT / 2pm ET / 19:00 BST
End-to-end workflows take the guesswork out of processing, managing, and delivering content to viewers. This web event will discuss the pros and cons of end-to-end workflow solutions and give you insights into what to look for when making an investment in your company’s future.
In this event, you’ll learn the following:
• How implementing an end-to-end publishing strategy can optimize video workflows
• What considerations your systems require to remain agile in a dynamic market
• How to execute a “production to distribution” streamed content strategy with a quality viewing experience
• How next-generation hybrid architectures, from production to distribution, can be automated and customized
• How to keep content secure as it moves through global, digital workflows that involve both automation and people
• The pros and cons of off-the-shelf tools, best-of-breed solutions, and custom solutions
• How to reduce management costs by treating infrastructure as code and using devops best practices
• Best practices for delivering video to multiple media devices everywhere
Viewers are increasingly watching live sports and other realtime events online, but the inherent delay in traditional online streaming often means they learn about an important play from social media before they are able to see it. Delivering true realtime global online streaming requires a new approach.
Video delivery experts from Limelight Networks present ways to deliver broadcast quality low-latency live streams, including the ability for viewers to watch live video with less than one second of latency on standard web browsers—without special plug-ins. Also discussed is how to integrate live video and interactive data to open up new workflows in sports, gaming, auctions, and more and make live viewing a more interactive social experience.
Join this webinar for:
• Latest market data on the evolving viewer expectations for online
• Delivering low-latency live video with HLS and DASH chunked streaming techniques
• Realtime global live streaming using WebRTC
• How integrated live bidirectional data sharing can help open up new business opportunities
• and much more! Register Now!
Sr. Manager Product Marketing, Limelight Networks
A great discussion from Streaming Media East discussing the battle to achieve Low-Latency Live Video by speakers from BAMTECH, Limelight and Red5Pro.In this session, learn about the pros and cons of various technologies on both the contribution and delivery side of lowlatency streaming, including small chunk size HLS/DASH, WebRTC, WebSockets, QUIC, SRT, and CMAF:
What does ‘Low Latency’ mean? Realtime? Are Cable & TV low-latency?
How do you synchronise OTT with Data and TV
Where is latency introduced? Which buffers have the biggest impact?
How can you fight rebuffing and which metric is the most useful?
This webinar brings examples from Leading OTT operators and providers describing how they drive audience growth through quality and user experience. Of course, great content alone is not enough to sustain a successful on-demand internet-delivered OTT service.
The speakers will reveal the risk factors that can destroy audience engagement, including poor streaming performance and data privacy and security fears and as OTT becomes inseparable from live broadcast, solutions for streaming time-sensitive, high-value live events and sports are assessed.
Whether it’s broadcaster catch-up, special-interest content or producers like HBO and Disney going direct, the pressure is on for platforms trying to compete with the big beasts Netflix and Amazon. With the announcement of Salto as a joint venture of broadcasters in France, and UK channels investing in updating Freeview Play, OTT is centre-stage once again.
Audiences have huge expectations of user experience, video image and quality-of-service – regardless of the network or device they are using. Delivering and managing a consistently-high quality of experience is crucial for media companies wanting to deliver a popular, engaging and profitable OTT service – whatever the content and business model.
Guilherme Saraiva, CTO, Rede Telecine
Steve Miller-Jones, Senior Director of Product Management, Limelight Networks
Live internet streaming brings new use cases and business models that are not possible with traditional broadcast TV services due to their geographic coverage restriction. With rapid changes in the types of online video content viewers are consuming, it’s likely there will be a higher percentage of live video data over the next 2 years.
This webinar will discuss these new use case opportunities and their potential for generating significant revenue:
The largest sports events broadcasting including Soccer World Cup and Olympics, are live streamed to audiences who don’t have access to the broadcast, or who prefer to watch on their mobile device. Key to delivering a great experience is reducing the typical 40 second latency of the live stream compared to the broadcast. Learn how to reduce latency to just a few seconds, and even to less than 1 second.
Online gambling is drawing large numbers of players today. Learn about new technologies that deliver an improved user experience for players by providing interactivity for betting. Speeding game play by lowering the online video stream latency provides players with the best experience, and drives increased revenue for casinos and video delivery.
Live auctions, and many types of games are now possible online that leverage the interactive capabilities and low latency of the newest live streaming technologies.
Language-based programming is becoming very important. We see many services available for German or French, etc. language programs to reach Ex-Patriot audiences living outside their country. Delivering language programming anywhere in the world is not possible with traditional TV broadcasters. Using the internet to deliver the video means there are no geographic boundaries. This use case is growing rapidly, and is expected to become a major market opportunity.