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High Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP): Reducing Bandwidth Consumption by up to 20%

We are streaming more and higher quality video. Overall, time spent in viewing streaming video has increased rapidly to between 60 and 100 minutes per person per day in 2019. Also, video quality is going up as we are increasingly streaming HD and 4K content. Hence, bandwidth is an eve …

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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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Accessibility with THEOplayer

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Integrating accessibility features on the web is crucial to accommodating viewers with limitations, optimise the general viewer experience and maximise overall reach. The basis of video accessibility means that viewers with disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and engage w …

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Maximising Viewer Experience with Picture-In-Picture

What is picture-in-picture (PiP) and how can we use it to deliver a more engaging viewer experience when we combine video with other forms of content? In this blog post you will learn about PiP and its benefits, what some typical uses of PiP are and finally, how THEOplayer can help yo …

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