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Announcement: THEO's HESP is now an IETF Specification

THEO's HESP is now an IETF Specification

THEO's High-Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP) has been made available as a draft informational via the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). This significant milestone was achieved through works done by the HESP Alliance working groups, essentially describing the first version of …

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[PRESS RELEASE] THEO Technologies and Synamedia form HESP Alliance

THEO Technologies and Synamedia form HESP Alliance to accelerate the roll-out of sub-second latency, bandwidth-efficient streaming solutions.

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High Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP): Bringing Instant Start-Up, Zapping and Seeking to Online Video

A recognizable issue with online video streaming is the frequency of loading spinners and its impact on viewer engagement. Slow zapping – the switching between linear channels – and slow seeking is causing abandonment and preventing mass adoption of OTT delivery instead of traditional …

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High Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP): Delivering the Sub-Second Latency Online Viewers Expect

Live streamed events are generally delayed by 30 seconds or more compared to the traditional broadcast feed. This results in a spoiler effect during sports events, when you hear neighbors cheer for an action you haven’t seen yet, or when you already see commentary on social media befo …

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Meet THEO at Streaming Media West 2019

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Streaming Media West is quickly approaching on the 19th _ 20th November 2019 in Los Angeles, CA, US. Our THEO experts will be there, and are looking forward to meeting you soon.  

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HESP: Comparing Zapping Times

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With the introduction of digital television, zapping between different channels becomes noticeable. Where zapping between channels on an analogue television took only a few milliseconds, switching between digital channels could add up to a few seconds. Zapping times have been improved …

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High Efficiency Streaming Protocol : Bandwidth Usage

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We compared the streaming bandwidth between the HESP and CMAF-CTE streams from the test setup. Bandwidths were measured when delivered to the client by measuring the total amount of data transfered over a period of 10 minutes for a live channel distributing a few different types of co …

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High Efficiency Streaming Protocol : End-to-end latency compared

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In order to compare latency achievements of the HESP protocol, we designed a test scenario where HESP is compared with CMAF-CTE, using the same encoding settings, and a selected set of chunk and segment sizes for the CMAF setup (meaning a changing GOP size).

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What is the High Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP) and why does the video industry need it?

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The media industry is constantly pushing to innovate in order to improve viewer experience in an attempt to attract and tie customers to their service. This is however hampered by technical hurdles like high- latency, mind boggling video start times and bandwidth constraints. With the …

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