Sync for live OTT finally exists. We call it Sye, and it’s here to change people’s experience of live OTT. From now on, your audience will be united in moments they won’t want to miss. Live events that connect them and enables them to connect. All thanks to the magic of Net Insight’s solution that solves sync for live OTT. Watch the experts talk about what it means for the audience. And what it means for you.
Live OTT is a distributed media solution aimed at delivering live and linear video services ‘Over The Top’. Sye, a stand-alone service from Net Insight, distributes synchronized live OTT with a fixed delay from the CDN, into the Cloud and out to the Client’s device.
For synchronization within 2 frames.
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A global audience baits its breath as a live spectacle unfolds, whether it be sports, music contests, awards shows, debates and of course Twitter-hyped TV shows like ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Master Chef’. Every moment of the action is captured in film and sound at the venue where it eagerly waits to be distributed into the Cloud.
Anticipation fizzes amongst viewers from all corners of the globe who request the stream on their app. Each request is filled with the expectation to be instantly entertained. Without any hassle, delay or risk of finding out what happens before it’s shown on-screen.
The Frontend Balancer is a web proxy for the Client’s request to set up a streaming session. It receives the request and forwards it on to the Frontend - a streaming load balancer with authentication integration capabi- lities. To prevent servers from traffic overload, The Frontend decides which Egress function has enough capacity to handle the request and sends a URL to the viewer.
The Egress collects feedback from each Client on network quality used for error resilience and high quality streaming. Sye’s time-stamp info syncs playback across all viewer’s devices. So everyone watching experiences the must-see moments that live events deliver at the same time. ‘True live’ at its best.
The Controller is a system-wide mana- gement dashboard for configuration and service provisioning. It acts as Sye’s watchman that continuously monitors the viewer’s network conditions and video quality.
The feed is transported from the source into the ingest point of the system that has encryption integration capabilities, known as the Ingress. With Sye’s sync information added, the feed then goes through the Fanout.
The Fanout replicates streams to multiple egresses in order to save bandwidth.
Once the feed leaves the cloud, network handling, decoding and rende- ring is integrated into an existing app with pre-integrated DRM integration capabilities. Each viewer then enjoys a high quality, synchronized feed across any device. Frame by frame, the enter- tainment gets shared across the world at a fixed delay, uniting an entire audience in ‘true live’.