IBC 2017: Major new versions of Lightspeed Live debuted at IBC
At IBC 2017, Telestream will introduce to the European market the latest major new version of Lightspeed Live Stream, which brings broadcasts and OTT together in the live space. Lightspeed Live Stream is the company’s enterprise-scale live streaming platform, developed to provide fully produced, high value, premium content OTT to end users watching on their device of choice.
Lightspeed Live Stream recognises SCTE 35/104 triggers and enables industry standard server side and edge ad supported live services for programmatic ad-insertion and content replacement. With this feature, distributors can respect content rights and monetise more viewing windows. UHD and HDR support provides a premium solution today and a future proof investment.
At IBC on stand 7.B26, Telestream will highlight its strategic partnership with Unified Streaming, a pioneer of smart video streaming technologies to offer Unified Streaming’s Origin as an option to Lightspeed Live Stream for an extended format and digital rights management support. The combined solution provides just-in-time packaging of Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streams (HDS), Apple HTTP Live Streams (HLS), Microsoft Smooth Streams (MSS) and MPEG-DASH formats, coupled with the most comprehensive DRM support available. This solution ensures that broadcasters and content owners no longer have to worry about ad-blockers cutting into online revenue.
Another European first for IBC is the latest major new version of Lightspeed Live Capture, which provides encoding of real time SD, HD and UHD into all of the common high quality mezzanine formats in use worldwide, while simultaneously supplying a streaming proxy for each channel being processed. This integrated hardware and software appliance combines multiple CPU and GPU cores as well as targeted ASIC CODEC acceleration to deliver flexible and efficient encoding performance.
But Telestream’s view of the market is not just about the big events. Telestream Wirecast Live Streaming Production Software offers production capability and streaming for a broad diversity of events, leveraging Facebook, YouTube and other streaming platforms to create compelling streamed data. Support for NDI protocol enables video content to be transferred to and from Wirecast over standard IP networks.
Since 2004, Telestream’s focus in the live streaming space has centred on three core competencies: encoding and transcoding, including media compression for video and audio; partner integrations that enable best-of-breed workflows; and unprecedented commercial live streaming expertise. Being able to provide live streaming infrastructure, production capability and services to make it all work means content owners and event producers can look to Telestream to fulfil all facets of their streaming media vision and business model.
This IBC, Telestream will introduce Vantage Elastic Domain, a new scaling model that allows users to deploy instances of Telestream’s Vantage media processing software easily and dynamically based on changing business needs. The industry leading content production workflow orchestration solution can now run on public and private virtualised infrastructure with a multi-node orchestration engine that intelligently capitalises on the flexibility of virtual infrastructure. Elastic Domain can execute and scale based on the current state of the domain, managing the Vantage database and controlling worker nodes. Vantage Elastic Domain offers flexible licensing that allows the system to expand during peak demand, while retaining a predictable base cost of perpetual licenses for standard operational levels.