Cyta relies on Ateme’s solutions for reducing latency of its OTT channels

Cyta has installed a low-latency solution for encoding and packaging from Ateme, reducing latency for its premium OTT channels.

Cyta’s OTT channels were experiencing significant latency compared to the IPTV latency reached on their Set-Top Boxes (STBs). Cyta’s goal was to reduce the latency for its 20 premium OTT channels to less than five seconds from the source.

The company selected Ateme’s encoding and packaging software solutions that allow content to be processed and delivered in less than four seconds. The system delivers videos compatible with iOS and Android devices (smartphones, tablets and TVs) as well as Windows and MAC OSX web browsers.

The installation took less than three months, with an easy integration with Cyta’s OTT Content Management System (CMS).

Christophe STIGAS, Vice President South EMEA, from Ateme, said, “The ‘spoiler effect’ of high latency is a major frustration for viewers, especially when watching live sports. Premium OTT providers like Cyta can eliminate this issue and keep valued customers happy with our encoding and packaging solutions that can be implemented very quickly. We are very pleased to build on our ongoing partnership with Cyta with this project.”

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