Current OTT video distribution approaches require a trade-off between latency, scalability and/or viewer experience. For example, when latency is crucial, e.g. for video conferencing, or video security monitoring, often scale or the quality of the viewer’s experience is traded in. On the other side, when doing mass delivery of high-quality media content in linear broadcast to a wide audience of thousands or millions of viewers at the same time, latency needs to be increased resulting again in a suboptimal experience. The High Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP) breaks through these constraints and delivers a true broadcast-like video streaming experience.

HESP has two complementary streams with different encoding parameters, the initialization stream and the continuation stream. This demonstration will show HESP's sub-second latency and zapping time capabilities.






About THEO Technologies

THEO is the leading provider of universal video playback technologies for online media companies and enterprises worldwide. Our flagship product, THEOplayer, is the Universal Video Player that enables hundreds of leading payTV and OTT service providers, broadcasters, and publishers worldwide including CNN, NBC, Telenet, KPN, and Swisscom. Through its feature-rich SDKs and wide video ecosystem pre-integrations, THEO enables video service providers to quickly bring a consistent video playback experience across any device or platform.

As the leader in low latency video delivery, THEO does not only work to support industry standards (LL-HLS and LL-DASH), but has also invented the High Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP). This streaming protocol enables the industry to do something that was previously not possible: to deliver ultra-low latency streams, using low bandwidth, with fast zapping, on any device. Going the extra mile, THEO also works metadata delivery through another in-house grown solution: Enriched Media Streaming Solution (EMSS), allowing for simpler SSAI implementations and interactive video streaming.