Achieving ‘broadcast-grade-streaming’ sets a latency target of 5s - no easy task with current norms of about 30-60 seconds. We delve into the standards and cutting edge thinking involved in trying to reach this goal.
Operating a broadcast facility using microservices and containers may well deliver exceptional flexibility, scalability, and resilience. However, the hardware the microservices architecture it is running on will always have its limits, whether in terms of physical resource or cost. Monitoring not only improves our understanding of the limits but helps
We return to our Streaming Tsunami series with a discussion of the predicted 10x increase in overall streaming ecosystem bandwidth required to meet demand if/when streaming becomes the first choice for consumption and the challenges this implies.
Optimizing contribution for OTT feeds is more complex than traditional broadcasting due to the internet compliance required. Although TCP/IP provides a solid base to transmit contribution circuits, it can introduce latency.
Part 4 of The Big Guide To OTT is a set of three articles which explore the technical and workflow challenges of the critical issue of managing latency from contribution through to delivery for live streaming services.