Must-have features for an outstanding live streaming service
- In industries such as sports, betting operations or news, your content only matters if it’s delivered on time - to all users in all locations, watching the stream on any device that’s convenient for them at the moment.
seamless workflow integrationnatively integrated live logging and video clipping tools allow to immediately edit and publish replays, summaries and action highlights across social media, websites and mobile apps - all at once, for maximum buzz around the event.
amazing viewing experienceon-demand features adapted for live streaming can now allow each user to enjoy sports and cultural events their own way - with the ability to switch freely between different camera views and re-watch key moments at any given time.
quality of streamingimpeccable picture and sound quality is an absolute must-have feature for sports, culture and entertainment streaming, which calls for state-of-the-art technology and reliable partners to be involved in the process.
KEY ELEMENTS OF YOUR LIVE STREAMING SERVICE
INGEST: FOR FAIL-SAFE SIGNAL ACQUISITION FROM ANY EVENT VENUE
Building a live streaming workflow starts with choosing the right ingest method for secure and fully dependable signal transmission. Regardless of the type of the event, its scale and location, Hexaglobe can provide the most suitable solution for capturing and transporting your video signals for ultra-low latency live streaming. Whether you decide to optimize costs, ensure maximum reliability or offer the best quality possible, our solutions ranging from headend management, forward error correction (FEC), dark fiber, wavelength services to IP Transport and VSAT are all at your disposal to help you meet your objectives.
LIVE TRANSCODING: FOR BRINGING LIVE ACTION TO ANY SCREEN
Hexaglobe live transcoding services can be both hosted in the cloud or deployed on-site at any location in order to offer maximum flexibility for event production teams. They’re optimized to provide superior picture quality and high density, while keeping operation costs and power consumption in check.
Our live transcoding services offer:
- Integrated packager and origin in order to reduce the complexity of serving a wide range of devices
- Ability to add leading DRM solutions, especially with DASH encapsulation
- Ultra-low latency streaming capability for sport transmissions and supporting betting operations
- Possibility to synchronize key-frames on more than one live stream to allow seamless camera switching
- H265 support to provide excellent picture quality even at low bitrates
- Multicast support
LIVE LOGGING: FOR POWERING RICH USER INTERACTIONS WITH TEMPORAL METADATA
Live logging is a fast and efficient way to provide advanced search capabilities for both your editor teams and the audience. Our solution, designed for maximum simplicity, allows to associate pre-defined metadata with objects, people and actions in your live stream in real time, which serves two very important purposes:
- Automating clip extraction
The solution is natively integrated with a video clipping tool, which allows to facilitate or even fully automate the process of extracting and publishing replay materials to reach audiences across all platforms as fast as possible.
- Providing on-demand functions for live streaming
Assigning temporal metadata to your content allows to treat your audience with features that used to be exclusive to VOD services: precise navigation within the streaming, on-demand replays and rich user interactions within the live player.
VIDEO CLIPPING FOR INSTANT MULTI-PLATFORM PUBLISHING OF REPLAYS AND ACTION HIGHLIGHTS
Tight integration with the live logging suite allows to immediately create action highlights and video summaries of your event that can be published across all of your social media profiles, websites and mobile apps simultaneously. This way, you can leverage your content across multiple platforms at minimal effort, giving your audience a chance to participate in a true transmedia experience.
For maximum simplicity, our video clipping solution features a simple, web-based interface that allows to create, edit and share clips using any device with access to the Internet.
VIDEO PLAYERS: FOR MULTI-CAMERA STREAMING AND INTERACTIVE TIMELINES
VIDEO PLAYERS: FOR MULTI-CAMERA STREAMING AND INTERACTIVE TIMELINESThe latest generation of our video players can display various camera views at the same time and allows to switch between them at any given moment. With this feature, you can let the audience take a look behind the scenes of your show, keep an eye on multiple scenes during a music festival or eben follow different games taking place in various locations at the same time.
To give the audience full control over live action, our players also include interactive timelines for precise navigation within the streaming. Powered with temporal metadata assigned to the content using Hexaglobe live logging tool, the solution allows viewers to re-watch any important moment and immediately switch back to the live stream.
CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK: FOR ULTRA LOW-LATENCY CONTENT DELIVERY
No signal interruptions or delays are acceptable when reporting news, broadcasting sports events and supporting betting operations.
In order to ensure fail-safe, worldwide distribution of live video, choose a Content Delivery Network designed with ultra-low latency streaming in mind. With its unique architecture, our CDN will bring live action to audiences anywhere as close to real time as possible.To give the audience full control over live action, our players also include interactive timelines for precise navigation within the streaming. Powered with temporal metadata assigned to the content using Hexaglobe live logging tool, the solution allows viewers to re-watch any important moment and immediately switch back to the live stream.
BIG DATA ANALYTICS: FOR REAL-TIME TROUBLESHOOTING AND AN IMPECCABLE QOS
As a Hexaglobe customer, you will receive access to a real-time analytics dashboard offering centralized data for all platforms that stream your event. Designed to serve engineering and marketing teams alike by letting them monitor their own sets of indicators that most matter to their KPIs, the solution allows to:
- Control and optimize the quality of your live streaming service delivered by each telecom operator
- Detect and eliminate technical problems before they’re even noticed by the audience
- Better understand the audience’s viewing behavior and preferences
SUBSCRIPTION AND BILLING MANAGEMENT: for pay-per view streams and premium services
Monetize your streams on a subscription or pay-per-view basis with simple middleware that allows to integrate as many billing operators as needed for your service to guarantee its international coverage.
AD INSERTION: for driving ad revenues without worrying about ad-blockers
If you decide to monetize your live streaming with ads, we will provide you with the most suitable solution to allow you to cooperate with all the leading networks and ad servers, while also preventing you from losing revenues due to the ever-growing usage of ad blocking software.
CONTENT SYNDICATION: for promoting live content across top platforms
Hexaglobe can also automate and manage multi-platform distribution of your live streaming to help you leverage it across a variety of social media platforms, including YouTube and facebook Live, partner websites and mobile apps.
DIGITAL SIGNAGE DISPLAYS: for non-standard projects - onsite and anywhere else
Digital signage display systems can be deployed both on-site or off-site to support ultra-low latency live streaming from one or multiple locations. The solution can serve displaying behind-the-scenes materials during cultural events, broadcasting news and sports transmissions via dedicated live IPTV channels or even supporting betting operations with live streaming paired with dynamic content.