Red Bee Media has reached record low latency on their live OTT feed during NAB 2019 – reaching as low as 3,5 seconds, glass to glass which is faster than traditional broadcasting feeds. This accomplishment was achieved using commoditized cloud-based, open source standard technology, utilizing open internet connectivity only. Red Bee Media is showcasing their Managed OTT Offering on stand SU1620 at NAB 2019.


On the second day of NAB Show 2019, Red Bee Media managed to reach a record low latency on their live OTT feed. The feed is created with a live camera transmitting from the NAB trade show floor to their European cloud via the open internet, exploiting the open standard SRT transport protocol. The Red Bee Media Channel Store then processes the live signal for distribution and pushes back to origin and across the Content Delivery Network (CDN) back to Las Vegas utilizing the open standard Chunked CMAF.


Having showcased latency at around 10 seconds on the Monday, the OTT team brought it down to as low as 3,5 seconds on Tuesday morning, April 9th.


“This is a true milestone for Red Bee Media and our Managed OTT Services offering”, says Steve Russell, Head of OTT and Media Management at Red Bee Media “We are very proud to have achieved latency this low, using only open standard technology and it really shows the strength of our team and our offering.  We can now deliver video to OTT faster than traditional television. We are determined to drive OTT as a premium viewing experience.”


The Red Bee Media Managed OTT Services is built on a cloud-based technology and utilizes open standards wherever possible. It supports a wide array of use cases, including premium live events, linear channels, catch-up and video-on-demand with a full range of monetization options and in-depth audience insights. In the effort of decreasing latency for their live OTT feed, Red Bee Media has worked with Haivision and Anevia.

About Red Bee Media
Red Bee Media is a leading global media services company with a staff of more than 2500 media service and broadcast experts. With the head office in London, UK, Red Bee Media provides services from 11 main hubs around the world. Every day, millions of people on all continents watch television programs prepared, managed and broadcast by Red Bee Media staff. Every year, the business delivers 4 million hours of programming in more than 60+ languages for over 500 TV channels. Red Bee Media’s OTT services include live transcoding of 233 channels for broadcasters and 119 standalone channels provided to 1.7 million subscribers. The company’s content discovery portfolio spans more than 10 million movies and program titles, covering over 25 languages, and includes an image database with over 90 percent of all programming available across traditional TV, VOD and SVOD. Red Bee Media also provides over 200,000 hours of captioning each year – more than 70,000 hours of which is live. Red Bee Media is an equal opportunity employer, with a clear focus on embracing diversity and creating an inclusive workplace throughout the entire organization.

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