High Efficiency Streaming Protocol

HESP Technical Whitepaper

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High Efficiency Streaming Protocol

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THEO developed a radically new HTTP Adaptive Streaming (HAS) protocol. It was designed to improve user experience and engagement by:

  • significantly reducing latency to allow for sub second latency;
  • shortening zapping times to about 100ms to allow for similar to traditional broadcast experiences;
  • bringing down bandwidth costs and optimising viewer bandwidth usage up to 20%; while still being scalable using HTTP CDNs, allowing for virtually endless scaling in a cost efficient manner.

As additional requirements, this protocol was designed to be integratable in existing video delivery pipelines and workflows, meaning it is compatible with existing encoders and 3rd party CDNs, only requiring changes within the packager and player. 

Theo Technologies

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).