Canal+ achieves low-latency 4K OTT streaming on Apple TV thanks to Ateme’s NEA solution
Ateme has recently announced that Canal+ has deployed OTT low-latency streaming on AppleTV 4K thanks to Ateme’s NEA solution. This services allows users from myCANAL to watch sports events via HD or UHD with low latency and almost no delay compared to broadcast delivery. It is available through Apple TV 4K, iPad and iPhone devices with HLS compatibility.
Using Ateme’s Just-In-Time NEA packager content and streaming providers are able to achieve a latency reduction from 40 seconds to just five. Ateme is the first to bring to market a low-latency JIT packager.
“Keeping latency as low as possible while ensuring optimum visual quality is crucial for the viewer experience in live sports – think live football, rugby and Formula 1. But this has typically been a difficult strategy to balance. With Ateme’s NEA solution we’re able to offer both, without compromise,” said Philippe Rivas, Distribution Technical Director at Canal+.
“There have been many demonstrations of low-latency streaming but few real-world deployments. Our work with Canal+ is a game changer. Bringing low latency streaming for UHD to end users is an exciting step in a long-established relationship between our two organizations. We’re delighted to have worked closely with the business to enable one of the first implementations of its kind,” said Damien Lucas, Chief Product Officer of Ateme.