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Peter Chave from Akamai

Peter Chave from Akamai stopped by to answer a few questions with THEO’s Pieter Liefooghe at IBC Amsterdam 2019. Peter is the Principal Architect at Akamai, a front runner in CDN services, providing media and software delivery, and cloud security solutions.

In our interview Peter discusses the demand for OTT experiences and traditional broadcasting experiences to be the same. From a consumer standpoint, viewers get the feeling that broadcasts are “live,” when in reality what they are watching is five seconds in the past. Will there come a time where traditional broadcasting and OTT experiences line up?

Key takeaways:

  • Chunked transfer encoding in respect to latency.

  • Disparity in experiences due to latency.

  • Players determining latency vs. latency determined to players.

"When it comes to latency, it all boils down to a number, but what should that number be?"
Akamai Team