WP102 Superguide 2 | CASE STUDY SUPERGUIDE MARCH 2018 SPONSORED CONTENT
Tencent is China’s largest and most influential
internet company, and its Tencent Video is the country’s
leading online video platform, delivering high-definition
programs to more than 160 million viewers monthly.
With a massive basketball following in China, Tencent
Video wanted a more convenient and faster way to deliver
NBA games to Chinese fans. As the exclusive provider
of live online NBA broadcasts in China, Tencent Video
needed a robust video solution for live backhaul of
video from New Jersey to Beijing, to ensure a smooth
high-definition viewing experience to online fans.
The physical distance between the two locations was
a key challenge. Longer distance meant more latency.
Challenged by network obstacles, Tencent Video sought
an end-to-end video streaming solution with high
video quality, low latency, and strong error correction
capabilities, all within its budget.
Powering Tencent Video’s live backhaul video
experience are 18 pairs of Makito X encoders and decoders.
Haivision’s award-winning Makito X series of encoders and
decoders enables ultra low latency end-to-end transport
of secure, high-quality HD video, even over unpredictable
The video workflow starts in New Jersey, where NBA
content is streamed from the Makito X encoders at the NBA
Technical Operations Center to the Makito X decoders in
the Tencent Video broadcast studios in Beijing.
Online fans are then able to access NBA games live or
on-demand exclusively through Tencent Video’s website,
PC client, or mobile apps.
Tencent Video Delivers
the Highest Quality NBA
Viewing Experience to
Basketball Fans in China
“The most important
requirement for us is delivering
the best viewing experience
to online viewers and
Haivision’s Makito X Series
delivers the lowest latency video
from encoder to decoder.”
—Tracy Wen, senior engineer, Tencent Video