MediaRoad assigned the Quality Label to France Télévisions’ Sandbox “Streamroot” Project, started in July 2018. Find here more information about MediaRoad’s Quality Label.
As online audiences grow, traditional client-server architectures are less and less effective for delivering video content, both from a cost and from a quality standpoint. A secure and hybrid mesh network delivery system meanwhile helps broadcasters scale to increase viewership. By obtaining video segments from the source that can provide them most quickly – either a content delivery network (CDN) server or another device watching the same content – hybrid CDN / mesh network delivery allows broadcasters not only to reduce bandwidth costs but also to ensure higher quality video for viewers.
Today France Télévision delivers over 50% of its online desktop traffic via Streamroot’s mesh network delivery. They use the service for all live and catch-up TV channels as well as their most important broadcasts, including Rolland Garros, Tour de France and other international sporting competitions and cultural events.
Together the companies are working to promote more reliable ways of delivering video content over the internet to meet the exponential growth in online viewing today and in the future. This initiative will help ensure the viability of the france.tv platform in the long term.
Start-up website: https://streamroot.io
Project description on MediaRoad site: https://www.mediaroad.eu/archives/portfolio/streamroot-distributed-network-architecture-on-france-tv
Sandbox: France Télévisions’ Sandbox