Live Sports Streaming Best Practices

Live Sports Streaming Best Practices (November 19, 2020)

November 19, 2020 (10am PST)

Live sports streaming is online video’s current big battle ground. Everyone from rights holders to rights licensors, from broadcasters to sports leagues, are jumping on the bandwagon to push live sporting events OTT. But it’s not as easy as it might appear. Hyper-concerned with latency (the time difference between streaming and traditional broadcast), scalability, and reliability, live sports distributors, whether incumbent providers like NBC or new entrants like DAZN, are struggling to ensure their streaming experience meets viewer expectations. But beyond just delivery, live streaming sports also provides a myriad of new opportunities such as interactivity, multi-camera switching, and social integration that can change the viewing experience. In this webinar, we will discuss some of the technical challenges to streaming live sporting events as well as the best practices to ensure a high-quality product. The panel will also explore some of the technologies that might shape the future of sports streaming. Panelists for this exciting webinar will be announced shortly. This webinar will be moderated by Jason Thibeault, Executive Director of the Streaming Video Alliance. You can follow Jason on Twitter @_jasonthibeault.

About the Streaming Video Alliance

The Streaming Video Alliance is a global technical association addressing critical challenges in streaming video. By educating the industry on the technical nature of the issues, providing a neutral forum for collaboration across the video ecosystem, and publishing documentation that defines technical solutions, the Alliance is helping to improve the streaming video experience at scale. Over 75 companies including network operators, content rights holders, OTT platforms, service providers, and technology vendors – representing some of the biggest names in global streaming – participate in bi-weekly working group activities and quarterly face-to-face meetings.
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