Seamless streaming and content replacement from Yospace

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Proven technologies to maximise revenue and ensure compliance for broadcasters looking to deliver across multiple platforms.

NAB 2013, Las Vegas, Booth SU8503: With broadcasters around the world looking to maximise revenue and comply with regulations when streaming live content to the web and mobile platforms, Yospace will demonstrate a complete package of solutions at NAB 2013. The Yospace solution delivers a broadcast experience online, with no buffering or freezes even when replacing content in a live stream.

Being shown for the first time anywhere is SmoothStreaming support for seamless content replacement, including tailored advertising and content blocking. The Yospace solution interfaces directly with the broadcast playout automation system to ensure a completely seamless output so the consumer does not even realise that content has been replaced. Available and proven for HLS (Apple) platforms for some time, Yospace has now solved the considerable technical challenges of the Microsoft equivalent. NAB 2013 will be the first time this important functionality has been demonstrated, which will be of particular interest to broadcasters that have selected PlayReady digital rights management.

The new CableLabs ESAM specification specifies a standard interface between packager and encoder for seamless switching. Together with the Yospace interface for playout automation systems, this means that the online stream can be conditioned such that it splices in alternate content with frame accuracy. ESAM compatibility will also be demonstrated on the Yospace booth at NAB 2013.

The company will also be demonstrating how broadcasters can take closed captions to live web streaming, which has now become an FCC requirement in the US. The Yospace solution is an enhancement to its HLS support for Flash SDK which decodes CEA-608 closed captions within HLS streams, maintaining perfect synchronisation and thus enhancing the broadcast-like experience online without the need for closed caption workflow changes at the broadcaster.

These and other software applications to deliver content online and to mobile devices with broadcast quality of experience can be seen at the Yospace booth, SU8503, at NAB 2013.