Hitbox Breaks New Ground for Gamers with Level 3 Content Delivery Network
Hitbox.tv, home to tens of millions of video game live streamers and eSports enthusiasts, is using Level 3 Communications’ content delivery network (CDN) services to deliver an optimized video game streaming experience.
Hitbox differs from other gaming sites in that it enables users not only to watch others playing a game, but also to participate in the action by making tactical or fun suggestions to the player in real time. With Level 3’s CDN platform, Hitbox can provide users and broadcasters with its gaming services around the world.
“At Hitbox, we’re fully committed to providing the best possible service to our community, from all users to viewers and broadcasters,” said René Weinberger, CTO at Hitbox. “With Level 3, we have been able to deliver what gamers need most – high-quality streaming – so they can enjoy their favourite games with others in the community. We believe this is fuelling the rapid growth in Hitbox user numbers.”
Features of the Hitbox Gaming Experience
Increased Interaction Capabilities: Using Hitbox’s HTML5 chat feature, the gamer can conduct a quick survey among viewers to ask them which move he/she should make next. The chat function also allows users to add GIFs and videos within the function.
Speed and Performance: With the Level 3 CDN service, gamers worldwide have access to a high-performance, safe, secure and reliable CDN service supported by a network providing colocation and high-speed IP services from a single source.
“Gaming is increasing in popularity, and without a doubt, live streaming is the fastest-growing segment,” commented Gerald Rubant, director of Sales, Enterprise Business for Germany, Austria & Switzerland at Level 3. “That’s why it’s essential to provide optimal quality of service from the outset. With the help of Level 3, Hitbox is implementing new services to scale up to its next phase of growth.”