VisualOn Inc. has launched a MultiStream Sync feature on the VisualOn Media Platform (VMP).
At IBC 2019, VisualOn will demonstrate the various use cases for multi-stream playback, such as on the Android TV platform, which outperform alternative techniques under unpredictable network and bandwidth conditions.
MultiStream Sync embodies how video service providers can overcome current technical challenges of delivering differentiated features, such as displaying multiple camera angles for live sporting or music events synchronized on a single screen, and providing low latency for the best user experience.
Operators are looking for new, compelling services to drive rapid adoption and provide payback for capital expenditures for high-bandwidth technologies like 5G and fiber. Multi-stream playback can provide a revolutionised viewer experience and clearly articulate, to consumers, the value of these premium services.
“As operators strive to make OTT video as good as – and even better than – legacy pay-TV providers, they are looking for innovative features that can unlock an enhanced viewing experience,” said Michael Jones, SVP and head of business development at VisualOn.
At IBC 2019, VisualOn will be demonstrating this MultiStream Sync feature with its partners Harmonic for its low latency encoding solutions, Synaptics’ for its high-end system-on-a-chip (SoC) from its VideoSmart solutions, and Wildmoka to power the live sports replay through an automated workflow – on an Android TV set-top.