THEO Technologies Highly Commended with HESP in CSI Awards 2020

Established in 2003 the CSI awards are among the most prestigious and competitive technology awards in the industry, designed to recognise and reward innovation and excellence in the cable, satellite, broadcast, IPTV, telco, broadband/OTT video, mobile TV and associated sectors.

This year there were 18 categories and we are excited to announce that THEO Technologies was Highly Commended in the “Best live OTT technology or service” category for the High Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP). HESP is a novel video streaming protocol combining sub-second latency, instant zapping and bandwidth efficiency. The sub-second latency of HESP allows for near real-time interactivity and in-sync delivery across multiple windows and devices.

We are honoured that the High Efficiency Streaming Protocol was Highly Commended in the Best Live OTT Technology or Service category among such highly esteemed competition, says Bart van Oosterhout, Program Director HESP at THEO Technologies.

In order to support the adoption of HESP and to create an industry-wide ecosystem of both backend technology suppliers, player suppliers and users, THEO Technologies, together with Synamedia, have initiated the HESP Alliance. The HESP Alliance strives to onboard many new members and to boost the number of product developments and deployments.

We would like to congratulate our partner, Verizon Media, for winning first place in the category for Platform for the Super Bowl.

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Founded in 2012, THEO is the go-to technology partner for media companies around the world. We aim to make streaming video better than broadcast by providing a portfolio of solutions, enabling for easy delivery of exceptional video experiences across any device or platform.

Our multi award winning THEO Universal Video Player, has been trusted by hundreds of leading payTV and OTT service providers, broadcasters, and publishers worldwide. As the leader of Low Latency video delivery, THEO supports LL-HLS, LL-DASH and has invented High Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP) - allowing for sub-second latency streaming using low bandwidth with fast-zapping. Going the extra mile, we also work to standardise metadata delivery through the invention of Enriched Media Streaming Solution (EMSS).

We understand that you want to create a unique experience for your customers, and our THEO experts are available from the inception of the solution through its evolution with innovations over time. At THEO we have the expertise to power some of the biggest publishers, broadcasters, telcos, and digital natives across the world, and we are ready to help you.

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