iStream Planet readies RTMP streaming

Live and on-demand streaming video solutions provider iStream Planet has added new RTMP-based global acquisition, ingest and publishing capabilities to its range of live streaming video services.

These new capabilities enable broadcasters of all sizes to target a rapidly growing audience tuning in to live content on IP-connected devices. The new services – which are available now – include the ability to acquire a live video source via single-bit-rate RTMP and output multiple-bit-rate RTMP streams, along with the ability to package RTMP streams in Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) for targeting iOS devices.

Lou Greco, executive vice-president of global sales and service at iStream Planet, comments: “IP-based RTMP acquisition helps to reduce the cost and complexity of live video streaming, and allows for content acquisition from practically anywhere in the world. In addition to traditional satellite and fiber acquisition, these new IP-based offerings provide a comprehensive infrastructure to enable broadcasters to deliver live-linear streaming channels in addition to their on-demand and live event content.”

To utilise the RTMP live-video workflow, content providers push an RTMP stream to an iStreamPlanet-certified content delivery network (CDN). iStreamPlanet pulls the stream from the CDN for media processing, which includes output to HLS or RTMP streams with multiple bit rates, and publishing to a certified CDN for playback on multiple screens. A certified CDN can also serve RTMP streams such as Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streams targeting Flash playback.


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