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Online video streaming and monetisation technology provider Ooyala has upgraded its Live product in order to deliver a simpler and more reliable live stream solution to publishers around the globe.

ooyala 16Nov2017End-to-end solution Ooyala Live is designed to offer 'effortless' creation, management, delivery and monetisation of live streamed events and linear TV channels on any device. Among other developments, the enhanced Ooyala Live is now said to offer providers, through a combination of real-time monitoring, enhanced support and high availability, a 99.95% uptime for their video streams.

Key features include a network operations centre (NOC) designed to provide proactive 24/7 monitoring of live events and linear channels by live operations engineers to identify and fix potential issues before they impact viewers; high availability for customers who require continuous channel availability and uninterrupted viewing, with multi-region auto-failover to a secondary channel if any interruptions in the primary channel occur; managed services including 99.95% uptime in addition to training, channel set-up and management, real-time monitoring, quality reporting of service and experience, and direct support the ability to stream in low latency mode and the capability to block streams also based on geographic location.

All of these, says Ooyala, are crucial for those operators wanting to offer their own over-the-top (OTT) solutions as the trend of cord-cutting trend continues. Indeed, it may not be possible to offer compelling services at all until streaming services can provide increasingly reliable, consistent video quality unfettered by latency issues, stuttering, dropouts and other impediments, said Ooyala CEO Jonathan Huberman. “We’re seeing growing demand from some of our largest television and media customers for premium live features like those we’re introducing today because they want to provide an optimal viewing experience to consumers wherever they are, and on whatever device,” he added. “This combination of enhancements to Ooyala Live will empower publishers with a fresh, out-of-the-box solution to go live in minutes, with the highest quality and reliability possible, whether it’s live-streamed content such as a sports event, or a linear TV channel.”

“While VOD has been a dominant part of OTT video services, live video is now enjoying a renaissance in the online space. Livestreaming from Facebook and Twitter, live sports broadcasts by Amazon and sports leagues, and the rapid growth of online pay-TV services with live broadcast channels are a testimony to the strength of this resurgence. In fact, 17% of US consumers that watch live broadcasts on a TV use an online video service to do so,” added Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks Associates. “Live online broadcasts drive record audiences and require robust systems that can supply the necessary quality demanded by consumers, media companies, and content owners.”