QoS monitoring integral to optimizing livestream multichannel distribution

January 28, 2014 - 2:31pm
QoS monitoring is critical for livestreamed coverage to mobile devices.

Multichannel distribution of live broadcasts offers local programmers the ability to reach a wider consumer base. The TV Everywhere movement has created a consumer climate in which people want the ability to watch any program at any time. This includes live coverage on mobile devices and laptops, so consumers on the go can continue to access the programming they want. However, QoS monitoring is critical to ensuring that live content in any applicable file format can reach viewers on any device.

In Boston, ABC affiliate WCVB-TV announced it was planning to launch a mobile app that would offer livestreaming coverage of the channel's programming around the clock, according to the Boston Business Journal. The channel has had success livestreaming its newscasts, but wants to be the first station in the city to offer live mobile coverage of all its programming, 24 hours a day.

In today's environment, livestreaming apps are a regular form of content delivery, and users have high expectations for the quality and reliability of these streams. An app suffering from outages, latency or poor video quality can put the station in a bad light. QoS monitoring solutions are needed to ensure that each video stream receives the right compression, coding and formatting standards for a high-performance delivery to any device in today's digital ecosystem.

Sencore provides reliable, cost-effective solutions for signal transmission and content delivery. Our state-of-the-art monitoring solutions effectively meet the challenges of digital video delivery, troubleshooting signal issues with real-time analysis to ensure that audiences receive the highest quality video experience on any device. Contact us today to learn more.

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