Telestream announces the latest version of Lightspeed Live Stream
Telestream® has announced the latest version of Lightspeed Live Stream, its enterprise-class live multiscreen encoding, packaging and distribution system. Lightspeed Live Stream drives increased revenue and greater audience engagement for live linear content streaming to new media and online video platforms (OVPs).
“For organizations that need to provide streaming access to their existing live linear channels, Lightspeed Live Stream represents an innovative, modern solution for automated ad insertion and automated live linear streaming,” said Matthew Rehrer, Live Streaming Product Manager for Telestream. “Our newest version of Live Stream supports efficient, one-time encoding to many destinations, source playlists, SCTE 35/104 triggers for ad insertion, scheduled channel activation, and much more.”
Lightspeed Live Stream can support a seamless live-to-VOD workflow when combined with Telestream’s Lightspeed Live Capture and Vantage Media Processing Platform. “There are significant opportunities for additional revenue after a program is broadcast or streamed. To capture that revenue, assets must be made available for catch-up, replay, VOD and digital syndication as soon as possible,” said Rehrer. “Customers can utilize Vantage and Lightspeed Live Capture to capture a live stream in parallel, resulting in the fastest, most productive, delivery pipeline of VOD assets to CDNs and origin servers.”
Automation is key to the success of this process
Paul Turner, VP of Product Management, observes that automation is key to the success of this process: “We know that, in addition to live streaming, broadcasters and content owners are also looking for ways to rapidly prepare VOD programming from live sources. They’re looking for ways to automate non-creative tasks such as removing commercials and reassembling content with new promos. Our Vantage and Live Capture products can process live streams simultaneously into these critically important assets at ‘light speed’.”
Lightspeed Live Stream 1.1 includes the following features:
- Ability to emit multiple packages and/or to multiple destinations from a single channel.
- Output to Facebook Live & YouTube Live to expand the viewing audience.
- Ability to quickly populate encoding groups with pre-defined templates speeds up channel deployment.
- SCTE 35/104 triggers for automated ad insertion.
- Support for source playlists of content.
- Ability to schedule channel activation with built-in calendar for scheduled events.
- Unified Streaming Origin option – adds extended “package-on-the-fly” and DRM support.