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Giving live streaming a sporting chance

As more high-profile live sporting matches are streamed online, the delay between the live event and the online stream has become an increasing source of frustration for online viewers who may read about highlights through social media feeds before seeing them online.

To address this issue, Limelight Networks has introduced Limelight

Video Acceleration for live streaming delivery and is showing this capability in Hall 14.

The solution utilises the Limelight Orchestrate Platform and the company’s live video delivery expertise to shrink live streaming latencies to as low as five seconds with standard HLS and MPEG-DASH video streaming formats.

With Limelight Video Acceleration, operators are able to “deliver the biggest matches of the season or online gaming events to their viewers with the lowest latency available from standard video streaming formats,” claimed the company.Limelight Video

Acceleration complements the Limelight Video Platform to simplify the management and distribution of VoD content.

Limelight is also demonstrating new capabilities for digital rights management support to protect video content from copying and sharing, improved video audience analytics for audience usage metrics to aid ad monetisation, and cloud-based DVR capability for recording live streams to VoD files for future playback.