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How real-time is real-time streaming?

As “live” becomes the norm and “real-time” takes precedence, how can content broadcasters and platforms ensure ultra-low latency and real-time streaming when delivering live content to viewers around the world?

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What can we expect from live streaming music events in the future?

In this article, we explore how trends in live music events might be shifting to favor online viewing, and how event organizers can ensure scalable, high-quality streaming to viewers around the world, for whom the online experience is their only option. 

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How System73 leverages WebRTC to support our Edge Intelligence solution

Whilst WebRTC can be used for video-conferencing, voice-over IP and web-based gaming, System73’s solution, Edge Intelligence, leverages WebRTC in order to build a peer-to-peer content delivery network and deliver live content across the globe. The software offers a host of benefits for both the content provider and the end user

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How Telewizja Puls uses Edge Analytics to gain visibility

Telewizja Puls is Poland's third-largest commercial TV network and provides two nationwide channels: TV Puls and PULS 2. The company contacted System73 in 2023 with a view to enhancing visibility over their video distribution network as they were struggling to observe what happened to their content between emission and reception on the end viewer’s device. System73 an immediate solution in the form of Edge Analytics. It provided the company with a window to “the open internet,” allowing them to identify and understand the origin of problems occurring on the network.

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What is simulcasting?

The term simulcasting is trending among content creators to refer specifically to the simultaneous broadcasting of live content over social media platforms. It has become particularly prevalent since Twitch announced it would finally be permitting its users to employ simulcasting as of October 2023, having previously disabled the function in a controversial move in June of the same year. So, how is simulcasting done? Why is it becoming so popular? And why is it important to keep these trends on our radar?

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Join System73 at NAB Show 2024, Las Vegas

The System73 team is heading to Las Vegas from the 13th to the 17th of April for NAB Show 2024. NAB Show is one of the most important events on content professionals’ calendar, and provides opportunities for discussion, networking and collaboration for thousands of companies and individuals from all corners of the broadcast, media and
entertainment ecosystem.

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How real-time is real-time streaming?

As “live” becomes the norm and “real-time” takes precedence, how can content broadcasters and platforms ensure ultra-low latency and real-time streaming when delivering live content to viewers around the world?

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What can we expect from live streaming music events in the future?

In this article, we explore how trends in live music events might be shifting to favor online viewing, and how event organizers can ensure scalable, high-quality streaming to viewers around the world, for whom the online experience is their only option. 

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How System73 leverages WebRTC to support our Edge Intelligence solution

Whilst WebRTC can be used for video-conferencing, voice-over IP and web-based gaming, System73’s solution, Edge Intelligence, leverages WebRTC in order to build a peer-to-peer content delivery network and deliver live content across the globe. The software offers a host of benefits for both the content provider and the end user

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The integration of System73’s Edge Solutions and the impact they could have on your resources

System73’s edge solutions are revolutionizing the way content is delivered around the world. Each solution has been designed to optimize how content providers reach their end users, to ensure end user quality of experience (QoE) and streamline content delivery in the most intelligent and cost-effective way for the provider.

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Content and data security over the Edge Intelligence P2P network

Piracy and other forms of malicious activity are always easier and less noticeable when conducted over traditional out-of-band management methods than as part of an Edge Intelligence P2P network. Ultimately, System73’s Edge Intelligence solution does not increase the probability of content piracy, but the probability of this kind of activity being detected and shut down, is greatly increased thanks to System73’s Edge Analytics solution.This article explores how System73 helps to enhance security, observability and the protection of client content and data in an Edge Intelligence P2P network. 

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Integrating System73’s solutions into your architecture couldn’t be simpler

As users come to expect faster, more reliable and higher-quality viewing experiences, content providers face the challenge of optimizing their delivery systems and networks to ensure near-flawless playback. To help achieve such high-quality viewing, System73 has developed three solutions that can be integrated into content providers’ architecture and are up and running in a matter of minutes. In an era where user experience reigns supreme, the integration of cutting-edge solutions has become a cornerstone for success, and survival. 

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How System73’s solutions help content providers and broadcasters achieve low latency

In the competitive landscape of live streaming, System73's Edge Intelligence leverages peer-to-peer connections in order to minimize CDN congestion, mitigate buffering and enhance overall QoE. With the added benefit of Edge Analytics, content providers and broadcasters achieve unparalleled network visibility, allowing them to proactively identify and address issues, such as poor CDN performance, and optimize content delivery speeds.

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CDNs, increase your delivery capacity with Edge Intelligence

In our evermore interconnected and globalized world, the supply and demand for live content is increasing year on year. As international events such as the American SuperBowl attract millions of viewers to the screen (113 million in 2023, making it the third biggest television program of all time), it is crucial to consider how to optimize content delivery from the perspective of all parties involved.

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Freeing up resources for more cost-effective content delivery

Today, the content delivery sector is undergoing a similarly radical innovation. Many companies still employ highly skilled and qualified teams of network engineers and content delivery managers to monitor and analyze the performance of the network and CDNs, as well as end-user QoE. System73 has an alternative solution. Our analytics and decisioning tools offer the ideal opportunity to redistribute these valuable resources and allow our AI-based solutions to do the legwork by implementing informed decisions to achieve superior results and increase viewer satisfaction.

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Unlocking Success in Online Gambling: The Video Metrics That Matter Most for Operators

Digital advancement has greatly altered the way businesses are run, and gambling is no different. The new dynamic of gambling online has forced companies to completely change their perspectives and has offered huge opportunities for growth. According to Statista, "In the Online Gambling market, the number of users is expected to amount to 233.7m users by 2027." Given these changes, operators have been forced to ensure quality content delivery and understanding and analyzing the right metrics can significantly impact user engagement, experience, and, ultimately, revenue. This article will guide you through the key video metrics that are crucial for online gambling.

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Biggest QoE Scandals and How to Avoid Them: A Guide to Ensuring Superior Streaming Quality

Quality of experience (QoE) in video broadcasting refers to how well the user experiences the video content they are streaming. This is a key factor in the industry, especially now. With so much competition, a less than satisfactory viewing experience can be detrimental for companies. Seamless viewership is a customer non-negotiable and those who lack in this area will be heavily affected. Many organizations have already faced scandals due to poor QoE. In this article we will explore some of them and provide insights in order to prevent similar pitfalls. 

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Discover the Future of Video: 5 Cutting-Edge Technologies to Look Out for at IBC 2023

This year, the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) is set to present game-changing innovations. It'll unveil the latest upgrades and products in video technologies and will present transformative tools that will alter the industry in the near future. Are you ready for a sneak peek into groundbreaking video technologies expected to make waves at IBC 2023? Here are a few things you can expect at this year's conference:

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The 5 QoE Metrics You Can’t Ignore:

Live streaming has emerged as a fascinating tool with many applications in business, entertainment, and social interactions. Its unprecedented ability to transcend geographical barriers and connect audiences in real-time has completely changed how content is delivered and consumed worldwide. But beyond the surface of live streaming's popularity lies a more intricate realm where the success of these streams depends not solely on the numbers, but on the seamless Quality of Experience (QoE) of viewers. Let's explore the top five metrics for comprehending the viewer's live streaming experience.

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The Essential Guide to Live Streaming Success for Businesses

Live streaming has revolutionized how big businesses connect with their audiences in real-time, enabling them to broadcast events, webinars, and presentations to a global audience. To ensure a successful broadcast, there are key do's and don'ts that big businesses should follow. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the best practices for live streaming and highlight common mistakes to avoid.

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The Importance of High-Quality Video for Live Streaming Visibility

In the ever-evolving landscape of big companies, live streaming has emerged as a vital tool for connecting with a larger audience in real-time. Companies leverage this powerful medium to showcase events, and industry conferences, harnessing its potential to engage viewers and amplify brand visibility. However, the key to unlocking success in live streaming lies in delivering high-quality video content. In this blog post, we will explore the profound significance of top-notch video quality in bolstering live streaming visibility for big companies.

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Live Streaming Security: Protecting Your Content from Piracy and Unauthorized Access

For large businesses, live streaming security is of paramount importance to safeguard their content and maintain brand reputation. Piracy and unauthorized access can result in significant revenue loss, reputation damage, and even legal consequences. Hackers and cybercriminals are constantly on the lookout for vulnerabilities in live streaming platforms and networks, making it crucial to implement robust security measures.

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Exploring the Power of P2P in Live Streaming: Enhancing Broadcast Efficiency and Scalability with System73

Live streaming has revolutionized the way businesses engage with their audience in real-time. As technology continues to evolve, new approaches to live streaming emerged, including Peer-to-Peer (P2P) streaming. This type of streaming leverages the collective power of viewers to distribute and deliver live content efficiently. Let's dive into the world of P2P live streaming, exploring its benefits, challenges, and more. 

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The Best Tips for Live Streaming Success in Big Business: Maximizing Routing, Traffic, Content Delivery, and QoE with System73

Live streaming has emerged as a powerful tool for big businesses to engage with their target audience in real-time. It offers the opportunity to broadcast product launches, webinars, conferences, and other live events to a global audience. However, to ensure a seamless and impactful live stream, businesses must leverage advanced technologies and best practices.

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The Future of Video Streaming: How Live Streaming is Changing the Game

The way we consume entertainment is changing rapidly, and video streaming has played a huge role in this transformation. Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime have completely disrupted the entertainment industry and changed the way we watch TV shows and movies. But now, live streaming is taking over, and it’s changing the game once again.

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Is it the same to live stream content in the US than in LATAM? 

Live streaming has become a major component of the way we consume content. With the rise of real-time access to news, sports, concerts, and other events from around the world, it's essential to consider the various factors that can affect the quality of the live stream. In this blog post, we'll explore whether live streaming content in the US is the same as in Latin America, focusing on live streaming and Quality of Experience (QoE).

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Bad live stream a threat to content rights?

Bad live streams can pose a threat to content rights in multiple ways. They can encourage unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material, damage revenue streams, and breach contractual agreements between content rights holders and broadcasters or streaming platforms. Therefore, it is crucial for broadcasters and streaming platforms to invest in high-quality live streaming infrastructure and ensure that they are meeting their contractual obligations to protect content rights.

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Biggest live streaming failures of all time?

Live streaming has become increasingly popular over the years, offering real-time access to events, conferences, concerts, and more. However, not all live streams have gone smoothly, and there have been some significant failures that have resulted in negative publicity for the organizers. In this article, we will take a look at some of the biggest live streaming failures of all time and discuss what went wrong.

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What are the crucial parameters to take into account when live streaming?

Live streaming has become a popular way to share content and engage with audiences. Whether it's a music concert, a sporting event, or a product launch, live streaming has the potential to reach a broad audience and generate excitement. However, to ensure a successful live streaming experience, there are several crucial parameters to take into account. In this blog, we will explore these parameters and how they impact the quality of experience (QoE) for viewers, including the role of content delivery networks (CDNs).

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How to reduce my live streaming OpEx?

Live streaming has become increasingly popular in recent years, with more and more businesses and content providers leveraging this technology to reach a wider audience. However, with the rise of live streaming also comes an increase in operational expenses (OpEx), which can be a significant burden for companies of all sizes. In this blog post, we'll explore some tips for reducing live streaming OpEx while maintaining the quality of your content.

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What do we mean by visibility over the open internet and how does it relate to congestion?

When it comes to delivering content over the open internet, visibility is a critical factor that affects the quality of experience (QoE) for users. Visibility refers to the ability of content providers to see what is happening on the network and detect congestion or other issues that may affect content delivery. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of visibility in delivering video on demand (VOD) content, the role of Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), and how visibility relates to congestion and the delivery of 4K content.

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Delivering 4K content over the internet?

Delivering 4K content is no easy task. The ability to transmit large amounts of data over the internet or other networks requires high-speed internet connections and reliable network infrastructure capable of handling large data streams. In the following blog post we will explore the challenges faced.

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Why Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Doesn't Work

BGP uses a system of "routes" to determine how traffic should be routed between different networks. It is critical for the functioning of the internet, as it allows different networks to communicate with each other and ensures that traffic is routed efficiently between them. However, BGP also has some inherent limitations and challenges.

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Video Analytics: Data essentials, insights and challenges

Why do we need data? What should we be measuring? What analytics challenges do OTT live streaming platforms currently face? Data analytics is crucial to the success of any video business…but only if you are measuring what really matters.

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The key to success in live streaming? Exceptional video analytics

The right video analytics solution is crucial to the success of any video streaming business and there are plenty of reasons why. Let’s take a look at three key ways streaming service providers can gain a competitive edge with analytics.

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Live streaming in 2022: A year in review

Live streaming is constantly advancing and improving. 2022 brought many exciting new developments. Let’s look at some of the major trends that have emerged over the last year as OTT live streaming continues to boom.

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Qatar 2022: Lessons from sports streaming’s largest event

The FIFA World Cup is the biggest live sports streaming event on the global calendar. Yet many fans around the world have reported subpar viewing experiences. Let’s take a look at what might be the cause of this, and the potential solutions.

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Amazon streaming issues hit NFL fans in first week of the season

Many viewers of Tuesday Night Football on Amazon had their streams interrupted by technical issues. Amazon has spent hundreds of millions on this prize product but they now join the many other streaming giants who have run into issues when streaming the biggest events. Why are so many going wrong so regularly when there are solutions involving a simple change in strategy to create more efficient streams and greater visibility via systems like Edge Intelligence.

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Rise of the free streamers: what Roku teaches us about AVOD

The stock market has been cruel to streamers of late but there is promise of future bounty for those who can weather the storm. When the streaming industry appears to be turning towards AVOD, there’s one player who has got an impressive head start on the rest of us, despite what its stock price suggests. Here’s a look at what Roku could be doing right.

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How the biggest streamers are dealing with subscriber losses

The world loves to see the fall of a giant and news of falling subscribers for Netflix and other streaming services was met with glee by some corners. Here is why those falling numbers should be taken with a pinch of salt and an exploration of the various ways in which they cannot be seen as the sole indicator of success or failure and how plenty of companies are finding profits in the streaming market as it is today.

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How to future-proof your live stream delivery

Live streaming is constantly developing in real time and that does not only apply to the stream itself. As infrastructure, software and hardware develop, any company looking to excel in this field needs to be sure that they are asking the right questions when it comes to technology investment to make sure their expenditures will make sense for their future success. Follow these five simple steps to make your live stream delivery is firing on all cylinders, today, tomorrow and far into the future. 

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Lessons from Superbowl on streaming sports at scale

Live sports stream needs to be just that: LIVE. This poses a major challenge for sports events where viewers are not disposed to forming an orderly queue and the Super Bowl sees millions of people hop on our stream at once. Here are some of the ways the Fox Network have learnt to deal with that.

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How CTV ads could take streaming profits to new highs

The C in CTV stands for connected. As OTT services see huge subscription dips, the connection that advertising on their platforms may not only be the lifeline they were looking for, but it could also better serve consumers and marketers in a multi-platform, multi-device ecosystem.

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How to run corporate live events

Live streaming is a cost effective way to broadcast your company across the globe and amplify the reach of everything from intimate seminars to huge corporate events online. Even the largest auditoriums are limited but the internet offers your events limitless capacity and adaptability.

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3 challenges CDNs face (and 3 solutions to optimize them)

We are entering what many describe as the Third Act of the internet, a chapter that will be more dynamic, adaptable and interactive than anything that has gone before. While this evolution promises great things, it also means that content will become more complicated. Client expectations, however, remain the same: they want the highest quality as quickly as possible. System 73 examines what will make that difficult and how delivery can be improved now.

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Multi-screen streaming: the viewing trend that continues to boom post-pandemic

Multi-screen use, the use of more than one screen to add to your entertainment experience, is nothing new. Whether it’s tweeting about your favourite reality show on your smartphone while watching it on TV, commenting on a football game in real time or looking up where you recognise that actor from, we’ve been doing it for years. Nowadays, over ¾ of us use more than one screen simultaneously while consuming media.

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Five Trends & Innovations We Spotted at NAB Show 2022 in Las Vegas

NAB Show is back! Last month, we joined over 52,000 people from more than 150 countries who made their way to the Las Vegas Convention Center for the National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB).‍After two years away, one of the highlights of the content industry’s calendar had returned.

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5 biggest streaming trends in 2022 so far

The metaverse, the continued OTT war, and the return of live sports have come together to create a new landscape in which quality of experience (QoE) is somewhat taking a backseat to more engaging options. However, these new video formats and competitive landscape leave no room for error as has been the case for the past several years.

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Grammys vs Oscars in Viewership Numbers 2022

After the Grammys’ viewership numbers hit a record low in 2021 and multiple media outlets claimed the Oscars had lost touch with viewers, how did 2022 shape up for the two juggernauts of the award ceremony industry?

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The Metaverse: What streaming companies need to know

Companies like Meta, Microsoft, and Epic Games are investing heavily into what some people believe to be the future of content consumption. With predictions of the AI and AR industry reaching up to $1 trillion in value by 2024, it’s time for streaming companies to start getting their foot in the door. Let’s go over what you need to know.

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The Super Bowl LVI in numbers (2022)

More than 112 million people tuned in to watch the L.A Rams take on the Cincinnati Bengals at the SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022. But how does that number compare to other years, where were people tuning in from, and which ads were must-see TV?

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