Delivering Low Latency Live Media Experiences through Common Media Application

Wednesday, April 10 3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

Location: N260

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The consumption of media via adaptive bitrate delivered content is rapidly evolving from mobile and smart device usage to a viable main screen experience. Current adaptive bitrate methods typically add a significant end-to-end latency (upwards of 30 seconds). Whilst this has little impact on on-demand services, it can significantly damage the user experience for live broadcasts with end users hearing about a goal on Twitter, 30 seconds before seeing it on their "live" TV.

The use of Common Media Application Format (CMAF) content can be combined with chunked delivery to reduce the latency of the delivery chain, and when combined with an optimized end-to-end solution it can greatly increase the user’s experience and quality of experience for live latency.

This paper will cover challenges throughout different content delivery processes, a comparison of CMAF for reducing latency compared other mechanisms and methods, and requirements on other components in the delivery flow.


Event Information

Education Program: Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference

BEIT Paper Track: New Television Content Technologies

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