Epic Labs' Lightflow set for IBC debut

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At IBC2018, Epic Labs will introduce LightFlow a new QoE enhancer media platform.

LightFlow is an easy-to-use service that enables an enhanced user experience by leveraging advanced encoding techniques using machine learning techniques. LightFlow also introduces ultrafast (real-time) encoding and cognitive services to optimise video streams bringing the best quality of experience for customers. It works either for VoD (file-based) and live streams on DASH and HLS on any device player.

LightFlow improves media through proprietary Machine Learning algorithms that analyse content providing the best video quality at a lower bitrate generating an optimal ABR ladder and encoding profiles. Some of the benefits are: minimise rebuffering events, improve video start time (VST), exit before video starts (EBVS) and reduce video start failures (VSF) achieving a best-in-class stream that flows perfectly over any internet connection.

A more efficient use of video bandwidth means a lower cost for storage and improving CDN performance, while reducing transcoding costs.

LightFlow can be easily integrated on any OTT or live TV Channel workflow by consuming a light and intuitive API and an architecture that allows multiple deployment models (SaaS, on-prem, cloud, hybrid).

Customers will get an enhanced QoE, better user engagement and user retention by offering a TV-Like experience.

LightFlow main features:

  • Per title smart encoding.
  • Per scene smart encoding.
  • Live smart encoding.
  • Low-Latency smart encoding.
  • Advanced media cognitive services: face recognition, auto-clipping, enriched archiving, contextual advertising and content moderation.

LightFlow can be deployed on any media workflow and any existing infrastructure either on-premises or on any cloud provider. Epic Labs can also provide the encoding, storage and delivery for any workflow. LightFlow enables a 100 per cent out-of-the-box solution to fit on any workflow or requirement.

Alfonso Peletier, Epic Labs CEO and Founder: “We have identified a raising demand of OTT providers and broadcasters to improve viewers’ experience: a great image quality and a lighter stream that loads up fast, with no rebuffering events no matter the network condition or device brand. At Epic Labs, we have put an incredible Team of media software engineers, encoding and machine learning experts to create LightFlow with the mission to boost viewers QoE while keeping media workflows costs at bay. We are proud to be at IBC, the best place to be when launching a new product like LightFlow and stay in close touch with decision makers from all over the world.”.

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