Next-generation online video experiences through the High Efficiency Streaming Protocol


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Some of the things we covered:

  • High Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP) benefits and use cases.

  • Technical concepts, including HESP’s use of two complementary streams.

  • HESP demo on sub-second latency and almost instant zapping.


Speakers and Contributors

Pieter-Jan Speelmans & Johan Vounckx


Session Synopsis

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.

In this webinar HESP’s concept of two complementary streams with different encoding parameters, the initialization stream and the continuation stream will be explained. The discussion navigates how the combination of these two streams allows for instantaneous viewing and how this leads to sub second latencies and zapping times as well as lower bandwidth consumption without compromising on scalability and network adaptability. The results of this new approach will be presented based on conducted field trials, highlighting HESP benefits and use cases, and a demo showing sub-second latency and zapping time capabilities.