Supported origins, transcoders and CDNs

LiveTV Platform comes pre-integrated and tested with the following set of multiscreen origin servers and/or CDNs (referred to as "streamers" on this page) with just-in-time packaging and encryption.

Vendor Model HLS DASH Snapshots Comment
AppearTV ABR Server (tick) (tick) (tick)  
Elemental Delta (tick) (tick) (error)  
Harmonic ProMedia X Origin (tick) (tick) (error)  
Broadpeak BkS350 Origin Packager (tick) (tick) (error)  
Flussonic Flussonic Media Server (tick) (tick) (tick)  
Wowza Wowza Streaming Engine (tick) (error) (error) DASH is pending support and status might have changed in later versions.
BOLD Unified Origin (tick) (tick) (error)  

 

  • HLS: Full support for linear live streaming, start-over and short term catchup using Apple HTTP Live Streaming with FairPlay Streaming DRM protection from Contego.
  • DASH: Full support for linear live streaming, start-over and short term catchup using MPEG DASH with Widevine DRM protection from Contego.
  • Snapshots: Ability to deliver snapshots from the live stream as standard image files. The snapshots are used for channel preview and scrubbing bar (start-over and catchup) in the app. If streamer is not able to deliver the snapshots, they need to be generated by encoder and hosted separately.

The multiscreen encoders will in most cases not have any integration points with the LiveTV Platform backend. Therefore, it is only important that the encoder is compatible with the streamer in question - and that it is capable of generating snapshots if the streamer does not support this feature. video.space does not maintain a list of which multiscreen encoders that is compatible with the respective streamers. This information can be requested from the vendors if needed.