OTT television platform Tivify is to live stream Saturday’s UEFA Champions League Final using Ateme’s latest TITAN transcoding solutions.
Tivify, backed by Spain’s TVUP, first implemented TITAN transcoding solutions for its streaming services in 2020. The platform offers free access to more than 130 streaming channels, including some of the most popular channels in Spain. The UEFA Champions League Final marks the first time that Tivify will use the proven CMAF features within TITAN to live-stream a football match at a latency matching broadcast levels.
Latency continues to be a prime factor in the delivery of OTT services, particularly for sports coverage, where streams typically lag around 30 seconds behind the live broadcast.
Francisco Sáez, Executive Director of Technology & Founder, TVUP, explained, “We had two challenging imperatives for the Champions League Final: the first was to reduce latency to broadcast levels; the second was to maintain high-quality images. With the high profile of the event, we could not afford to take risks.”
“For several years now, reducing latency has been the holy grail when delivering sports events,” added Cédric Pesier Ateme’s sales manager in South Europe, said, “It’s exciting to see that this quest has finally succeeded, and we are proud to be part of that with TVUP, helping them deliver one of the biggest football matches on the planet to its subscribers. Finally, low-latency streaming is not just a proof of concept but a reality for viewers.”
The 2022 UEFA Champions League Final between Liverpool and Real Madrid takes place at the Stade de France, Paris, at 9pm CET on May 28th, 2022.