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ATEME brings ‘world’s first’ low-latency Just in Time packager to market

Upgrade to company's NEA-Live Just in Time packager enables streaming service providers to deliver live streaming content in low-latency mode

ATEME says it is the first vendor to bring a low-latency Just in Time (JIT) packager to the broadcast market following an upgrade of its software.

The company’s NEA-Live Just-in-Time (JIT) packager has been upgraded to offer production-grade low latency in pull mode for both HLS and DASH.

The upgrade enables streaming service providers to use the packager to deliver live streaming content in low-latency mode, while employing the efficiencies of JIT packaging in pull mode, where only the format needed for the requesting device is created and delivered.

They can also use the same workflow for more typical OTT services – including time-shifted TV, start-over capabilities, and VoD, on any device, said ATEME.

Tanguy Person, NEA-Live product wwner, ATEME, commented, “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.”