Video streaming surged while people sheltered in place. Recently, increased infections in many areas led to more people staying at home and that pushed streaming traffic to a new high. Limelight Network’s analytics indicates that consumers now watch or use online video 4 times as much compared to 6 months ago.
Video monetization was heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Q2, particularly with the lack of live sports, which caused global ad attempts to plummet 28% compared to Q1 2020, according to Conviva’s Q2 2020 State of Streaming report. Meanwhile, the surge of streaming led viewers become frustrated with online video due to video rebuffering, poor video quality, long start time and lack of support for many devices.
Displaying multiple camera angles for live events synchronized with low latency is critical for sport. Our MultiStream Sync™ has been updated to display multiple synchronized streams on the same device, as well as sync with streams on other devices .Considering that some devices do not support hardware decoding of multiple high-resolution streams, our MultiStream Sync™ feature adds software decoding, when necessary to make sure viewers can see all angles and enjoy flawless viewing experience on nearly any device. Uses of MultiStream Sync™ include the following: