A recent study by ABI forecasts there will be 91 million subscribers to live video streaming by 2024. The biggest issue for watching live streams is “grass to glass timing” or the time it takes from being captured on camera to when it is displayed on the viewer’s screen.
Latency is one of the biggest challenges for live event streaming whether sports, news, gambling, gaming or other live events. The content may have to traverse multiple networks to reach the end consumer introducing latency delay of up to 40 seconds. Viewers won’t stay around for long latency delays when they’re used to the immediacy of traditional RF transmissions. Vision will allow you to monitor latency across both RF and OTT distribution networks.
There are several factors that cause latency, that you may not have control over: encoders, CDN technologies or chunk-based transfer, end users’ network (wired, Wi-Fi, cellular) and playback. The low latency goal is to keep the playback as close to real time as possible although ‘live’ is not necessarily real time.get started
It’s no secret that viewers will stop watching a live stream if they are experiencing latency issues. If you’re not concerned with delivering a consistent quality of experience for your viewer, you risk audience churn and reduced revenue. When viewers must wait or restart their devices, they might decide to take the easier route and watch a different service or channel.get started
Qligent Vision Dymos™ provides media event originators the ability to leverage the convenience of cloud technology on a truly consumption-based cost structure. Launching and properly terminating the monitoring for events in cloud instances ensures that cloud compute costs are only accrued for the duration of the event monitoring, as opposed to the always-on, 24/7 monitoring of the past.