Our Live Streaming Solution
Live, now simplified.
The right way to do live
Streaming live events to large audiences at scale is challenging. Anything can happen to ruin the moment pre-event, live and post-event, and viewers just won’t tolerate their much-awaited game or awards show from failing to appear on their devices. Traffic spikes can lead to outages. Storms can cancel events last minute. Any mistakes pre-event on your part can equate to a blank screen or leaked footage. Basically, you only get one shot to get live done right, and that’s absolutely daunting.
Our Live Streaming Solution solves several challenges that face live events broadcasters today.
It’s the industry’s only fully integrated solution to simplify your live event workflows so that viewers will enjoy seamless, TV-like quality live events, on every screen, every time!
We officially announced Live Streaming Solution at IBC Amsterdam 2016. To date, our Live Streaming Solution has successfully delivered over 25,000 major live events for leading sports broadcasters. We’ve streamed millions of hours and can scale live events to over 10 million concurrent viewers and authenticate 20,000 viewers a second.
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A live broadcast will need to travel across expansive networks with inconsistent connectivity and touch multiple vendors before instantly appearing on a viewer’s device.
Variable live feeds
Live streams don’t always come with in-band markers that signal ad breaks, etc. Scheduling live events is complicated because advertising formats are not a consideration, and mother nature is extremely unpredictable.
Traditionally, a live broadcast can have multiple stream URLs to orchestrate for pre-event, live, post-event and VOD. Multiple URLs create synchronization complications with your front and back end and can equate to a blank screen for users.
Live broadcasts have many infrastructure moving parts. Without proper resource scheduling, you may be left with too few or too many encoders or operators.
Content delivery at scale
Live broadcasts follow a unique ebb and flow pattern. Unlike VOD, a live events audience can grow like wildfire, causing networks to experience traffic spikes locally, nationally and even internationally.
Our Live Streaming Solution simplifies your live event workflows with enhanced support and monitoring features.
Live scheduler and operator dashboard
Use the cloud-hosted scheduler and operator dashboard to help provision encoders, manage live feeds, insert ad breaks and push slates.
Simple live event ingestion
Ingest a live source from the event site or point of origination using commodity hardware and minimal egress capacity (less than 5 Mbps for HD streaming).
Publishing a single live-stream URL that transitions seamlessly between pre-event, live, post-event and VOD greatly simplifies the syndication of content to internal or third-party content management systems and apps.
Live to VOD
Immediately create on-demand content for playback without uploading or encoding a second time – all with the same URL.
Quickly clip highlights of your live event to extend the life of your content across mobile, social and web platforms. Clipping helps engage viewers on all platforms and creates a virtuous circle that drives linear channel ratings.
World-class content delivery network
Deliver flawless video streams across the globe with our Edgecast Content Delivery Network.
Enterprise QoS (Quality of Service) tools
24 x 7 NOC monitoring and support
Rest assured that with a single phone call you can reach round-the-clock support with two dedicated NOCs manned by engineering staff to solve any issues.
Analytics and insights
Live Streaming Solution managed service
Schedule and operate events with our turnkey solution for live events. Our operations team can act as an outsourced master control center for broadcasters who have a large number of events to manage.
Pay only for the hours used: encoding, storage and streaming thanks to our clear business model.
Our Live Streaming Solution is for broadcasters, venue or event producers that want to do live events right, every time.
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