Compression Coffee Break: Winning the Apple…

Compression Coffee Break: Winning the Apple HLS match

By Bart Van Daele, Product Marketing Manager, Video Network at Synamedia


Snack on this fact during your coffee break: Synamedia is the only company that has a true, end-to-end video network portfolio, including a CDN solution, to deliver live streaming experiences with optimized latency to any device. Yes, you’ve read that right.  We’re the only one.

Most recently, we’ve added a low latency solution for Apple HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) to our roster. Why is this important to our customers?

Well, mostly because the number of Apple devices that are streaming live OTT content continues to grow – and yet the traditionally high latency challenge remains. Apple HLS has, at times, been associated with higher latency and that’s because it was never meant to compete with broadcast. But here we are, in a converged world, and that statement no longer holds true.

With Synamedia’s low latency solution, content owners who are streaming to Apple devices can rely on a “one-stop shop” solution that addresses not just latency and reliability – but everything in between that’s needed to distribute, process and deliver video content.

Get our white paper on how we help deliver live over-the-top video services.

This is the second in our series of Compression Coffee Break blog posts – aimed to provide you with small “snacks” of information about the benefits of compression and other video distribution, delivery and processing, along with the industry challenges they will help overcome. Keep an eye out on our blog for more – we promise delays will be minimal, just like watching live sports events powered by our technology.


About the Author

Bart is responsible for marketing Synamedia’s video network product and architecture portfolio, covering cloud, workflow automation, ABR technology and microservices. With over 20 years’ experience in the video industry, Bart demonstrates how Synamedia’s solutions and services help service providers to deliver premium video services securely and reliably to any screen.

Prior to joining Synamedia, Bart spent 12 years with Cisco, and before that was at Scientific-Atlanta, which was subsequently acquired by Cisco. Before that he held various engineering and product management roles.

Bart holds a Master of Science in Applied Engineering from the KaHo Sint-Lieven, currently University of Leuven, in Belgium.