The NEA packager is claimed to offer production-grade low latency in pull mode for both HLS and DASH.
Canal+ has tapped Ateme to launch an early deployment of OTT low-latency streaming on AppleTV 4K.
The implementation enables Canal+ subscribers to watch sports events via HD and UHD low latency streaming through the myCanal application with almost no delay compared to broadcast delivery, according to Canal+. The service is available to any user via HLS compatible Apple TV 4K, iPad and iPhone devices.
Canal+ tapped Ateme’s Just-In-Time NEA packager, which now offers production-grade low latency in pull mode for both HLS and DASH.
Ateme said that by using its end-to-end OTT video delivery solution – which includes both its NEA and Titan products – content and streaming service providers are able to achieve a latency reduction from 40 seconds down to five. It claims to be the first vendor to bring to market a low-latency Just in Time package.
Commenting on the agreement, Philippe Rivas, Distribution Technical Director at Canal+, said: “Keeping latency as low as possible while ensuring optimum visual quality is crucial for the viewer experience in live sports – think live football, rugby and Formula 1. But this has typically been a difficult strategy to balance. With Ateme’s NEA solution we’re able to offer both, without compromise.”
Damien Lucas, Chief Product Officer of Ateme, added: “There have been many demonstrations of low-latency streaming but few real-world deployments. Our work with Canal+ is a game-changer. Bringing low latency streaming for UHD to end users is an exciting step in a long-established relationship between our two organisations. We’re delighted to have worked closely with the business to enable one of the first implementations of its kind.”