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The streaming platform universe is wide and varied and streaming content providers are pushed to deliver more content than ever while exceeding viewer expectations for streaming quality, this is a key area of differentiation and one shown by the Sony PlayStation Vue says data from Conviva.

playstationvue 16Dec2018The real-time measurement and intelligence platform company boasts a global footprint of measuring 50 billion streams per year across 3 billion streaming video applications from over 200 premium live and VOD streaming TV services.

Conviva continuously measures shifts and audience behaviours across its publisher network, which shows that streaming TV providers must offer both a high-quality streaming experience and a breadth of content as the streaming TV ecosystem continues to mature and the competition intensifies.

According to Q2 2018 data from Conviva, PlayStation Vue is an industry leader with a rebuffering ratio of 0.36% outperforming the US benchmark of 0.4% and the median of 1.12%. Buffering is a crucial KPI for the world’s top streaming TV publishers, and one of the most important indicators when it comes to increasing engagement and customer satisfaction. Conviva’s Q2 2018 Census Report saw a general rebuffering ratio of 0.78% and a bit rate of 4.08 Mbps across Conviva’s global customer base. PlayStation Vue’s performance put it in the 95th percentile of the US streaming market.

More notably said Conviva, PlayStation Vue’s rebuffering ratio was achieved while serving streaming video content at a bitrate of 4.59 Mbps, well above the industry median of 3.07 Mbps it measured.