The latest enhancements to NEA-Live have huge implications for streaming service providers. They will now be able to use the packager to deliver live streaming content in low-latency mode, while also enjoying the greater efficiencies of JIT packaging in pull mode, where only the format needed for the requesting device is created and delivered. Moreover, they can use the same workflow for more typical OTT services – including time-shifted TV, start-over capabilities, and VOD, on any device. Viewers can therefore enjoy a range of high-quality experiences, while streaming service providers enjoy more efficient, less complex operations.
Because content is packaged only in the required formats, both processing and storage requirements are reduced. This equates to the use of fewer servers and lower energy consumption, leading to lower operational costs and an improved environmental footprint.