Red Bee Media hits 3.5 second latency on live OTT feed at NAB using open standards

Red Bee Media has announced that while at NAB in Las Vegas, the company reached record low latency on its live over the top (OTT) feed, hitting a mere 3.5 seconds, glass to glass which is faster than traditional broadcasting feeds.

On the second day of NAB Show 2019, Red Bee Media managed to reach a record low latency on its live OTT feed. Having showcased latency at around 10 seconds on Monday at NAB, the OTT team brought it down to as low as 3.5 seconds on Tuesday morning, 8 April.

The feed is created with a live camera transmitting from the NAB trade show floor to its European cloud via the open internet, exploiting the open standard SRT transport protocol. The Red Bee Media Channel Store then processes the live signal for distribution and pushes back to origin and across the content delivery network (CDN) back to Las Vegas utilizing the open standard Chunked CMAF. Red Bee Media is showcasing its managed OTT offering on booth SU1620 at NAB 2019.

“This is a true milestone for Red Bee Media and our Managed OTT Services offering,” said Steve Russell, head of OTT and media management at Red Bee Media. “We are very proud to have achieved latency this low, using only open standard technology and it really shows the strength of our team and our offering. We can now deliver video to OTT faster than traditional television. We are determined to drive OTT as a premium viewing experience.”

The Red Bee Media Managed OTT Services is built on a cloud-based technology and utilises open standards wherever possible. It supports a wide array of use cases, including premium live events, linear channels, catch-up and video on demand with a full range of monetisation options and in-depth audience insights. In the effort of decreasing latency for its live OTT feed, Red Bee Media has worked with Haivision and Anevia.

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