Announcing: Enhanced Real-Time Streaming at Scale for Wowza Video
Viewers prefer to stream content in real time, but doing so has historically been difficult at scale. To meet these expectations, creators and distributors need technology that allows them to stream with sub-second latency to large audiences, maximizing engagement and revenue.
The need for lightning-fast video delivery has never been so strong. But that’s not all. Beyond just reducing latency when streaming live, it’s also critical to be able to record streams and distribute them as video on demand (VOD). This allows content distributors to reach audience members who can’t watch live, as well as those who prefer to see content on their own schedules.
Fortunately, Wowza has a solution.
Last year, we released Real-Time Streaming at Scale for Wowza Video, a feature that ensures sub-500ms delivery to vast audiences. Now, I’m excited to announce Enhanced Real-Time Streaming at Scale, an improved version that includes the ability to record live streams and store those recordings in Wowza Video’s content management system (CMS). It’s never been easier to repurpose live streams for VOD to reach audiences whenever, wherever.
For applications ranging from gambling and bidding to gaming and sports, there’s simply no room for lengthy delays. Interactive workflows (such as placing bets) and high-stakes broadcasts keep pushing latency requirements lower. Today’s broadcasters also need reliability and quality, without sacrificing audience size.
We designed our Real-Time Streaming at Scale feature to answer these needs, thereby ensuring a time-synchronized experience across the globe. Our platform instantly scales to accommodate even the biggest surprises. Plus, broadcasters benefit from smooth video delivery, no matter where or when viewers are tuning in from.
Features and Benefits
Although the combination of low latency and scale used to be unattainable, Real-Time Streaming at Scale brings you the best of both worlds. This feature deploys WebRTC across a custom video CDN to provide near-limitless scale. By providing the flexibility to stream via any encoder, browser-based capture, or our custom OBS integration enhanced for Real-Time Streaming at Scale, the technology satisfies a range of workflows requiring these capabilities.
What’s the point of reaching end-users quickly when you’re limited to a handful of viewers? With Real-Time Streaming at Scale, broadcasters can stream to a million viewers in less than half a second. The service also scales to unpredictable audiences — meaning that when your video blows up, your infrastructure won’t.
Here are the basics:
- Sub-500ms live interactive streaming
- Delivery to a million viewers
- On-demand availability
- Encoder agnostic, with flexibility to broadcast produced content through an encoder or architect a browser-based solution.
- Globally available
- Can be combined with Wowza Professional Services to accelerate your time to success with a custom video implementation, dedicated live event support, hands-on training, and more
- Ability to record live streams and store them in Wowza Video’s CMS for later distribution
Watch Real-Time Streaming at Scale in Action
Watch this video for an overview of Enhanced Real-Time Streaming at Scale and how it works.
Hear What Our Customers Have to Say
“Wowza’s Real-Time Streaming at Scale solution is fantastic. We’ve been very happy with it. This is an exciting new product vertical for the gaming industry that we’re at the forefront of. And we’ve enjoyed the partnership with Wowza.”The Director of Digital Operations at an Award-Winning Digital Bingo Platform
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About Jon Duncan
Jon Duncan is an accomplished product leader with a passion for building world-class products and teams. He comes to Wowza with more than 15 years of experience developing solutions that drive meaningful value to customers across multiple industries. Jon’s focus is on enabling his customers’ success through technology. Outside of Wowza, Jon can be found snowboarding, hiking, and camping in the mountains with his family.