Sponsored Content Tulix
While cable and satellite subscriptions have declined in the past
few years, Tulix’s customers are thriving. “We stream hundreds
of channels on a daily basis for a variety of broadcasters. We
provide a one-stop environment for traditional broadcasters,
educators, faith-based institutions and pure-play digital media
companies who need help delivering their content,” says Tulix
founder Dr. Nino Doijashvili.
“Our strength is live streaming.
Most other companies struggle
to deliver live content using their
existing infrastructure which was
designed for VOD,” says Doijashvili.
“Trying to adapt live streaming to a
VOD-type of architecture creates
terrible latency issues.” Live streaming
has very little margin for error and
since 2008 Tulix has focused in
seamlessly helping our customers
deliver great streaming experiences.
“Companies come to us because we
take the guesswork out of deciding on
which of the many various technology
solutions to choose. We have leveraged
the best components of different
streaming engines, testing all the
major commercial and open-source
streaming solutions to build the best
possible live-streaming architecture.
We wanted to share the trends we are
seeing in the industry,” says Doijashvili.
Our Top 10 Trends covers the things
which are most relevant for new and
existing content publishers.
1. As Low as One-Second Latency
Slow video loading is one of the
biggest causes of viewer abandonment.
In recent tests we achieved load times of
one second from as far away as Pakistan.
Live streaming needs to be immediately
delivered from source to viewer—
without caching, progressive download
or interruptions between origin and
destination. We use a centralized
distribution system for our architecture.
This unique architecture was designed
to build a highly scalable and global CDN
optimized for live video delivery. As well,
our design provides the lowest CPU,
memory and drive subsystem utilizations
we had ever witnessed.
Our route-optimization system is
specifically tuned to find the fastest and
highest quality path to the viewer, ensuring
rapid loading times worldwide. We operate
our CDN and cloud services from our
primary data centers in Atlanta, where
our 10Gbps server architecture have direct
access to all major internet backbones.
We have direct control over the entire CDN
infrastructure (unlike other CDNs who rent
space in data centers). Our staff is on site
to provide near-instant support.
2. Source Acquisition
The old adage garbage-in, garbage-out
is especially relevant in source acquisition.
If it looks bad coming in, it will never get
better. Getting source video into the right
format can be challenging, since outputs
come in a variety of different formats, but
fine tuning this part of the streaming
workflow is vital! The streaming platform
you choose must not only be able to
Top 10 Streaming Trends for 2018