Streaming service providers will now be able to use the packager to deliver live streaming content in low-latency mode.
Ateme has announced that its NEA-Live Just-in-Time (JIT) packager now offers production-grade low latency in pull mode for both HLS and DASH. These updates make Ateme the first to bring a low-latency JIT packager by using its own patented technology.
The streaming service providers will now be able to use the packager to deliver live streaming content in low-latency mode, with JIT packaging in pull mode, where only the format needed for the requesting device is created and delivered. Moreover, they can use the same workflow for more typical OTT services – including time-shifted TV, start-over capabilities, and VOD, on any device. Viewers can therefore have a range of high-quality experiences, while streaming service providers will get more efficient, less complex operations.
Commenting on the development, Tanguy Person, NEA-Live Product Owner, Ateme, said: “Delivering low-latency live streams is essential for high-value content such as live sports, for example. Viewers expect to be able to watch live streaming video as close to real-time as possible on any screen. The low latency provided by NEA-Live allows OTT providers to offer audiences the quality of experience and services that they have come to expect from broadcast TV. This will help them to ensure that their offering stands out from the crowd and allows them to better compete within the OTT landscape.”