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Canal Digital, a satellite provider in the Nordics, reports streaming quality numbers exceeding the European averages reported in Conviva’s Q1 2018 state of streaming report.

CanalDigital oneplace 12Mar2018Based on the Conviva Q1 report , measurement of the four key indicators of streaming TV quality – video start failure (VSF), video start time (VST), rebuffering ratio and average bitrate – reflect that Canal Digital’s numbers were markedly better than the European averages, the company noted.

In Q1 2018, Canal Digital’s VSF was just 1.19%, versus the European average of 2.07% noted in the report; VST was less than half of the 4.3-second European average Conviva reported, at a mere 1.96 seconds; rebuffering ratio was 0.26%, 146% less compared to the 0.64% European average reported by Conviva; and picture quality, or average bitrate, was 49% better than average, at 5.13 mbps versus 3.45 mbps.

“We work hard every day to make sure our viewers receive the best streaming service. Conviva’s data allows us to benchmark our streaming quality to gauge if we’re on the right path and helps highlight areas for improvement,” said Tone Krohn Clausen, director product and digital in Canal Digital . “Conviva’s comprehensive streaming measurement data has been a trusted source of truth for our streaming platform, and has allowed us to accurately monitor our service performance and enhance it for our viewers.”

Bill Demas, CEO of Conviva, added: “At Conviva we take great pride in providing customers, like Canal Digital, with accurate and actionable streaming data to help improve their service. Our quarterly reports aggregate fully anonymised data from our customer base to deliver useful benchmarks to the streaming industry.”