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Video Streaming


Alex Thomson - video streamingWith the growing popularity of Internet media, it is an ongoing challenge for organisers to publicise the event and deliver compelling footage from extreme or remote locations.

Livewire Digital understands the requirement and has the expertise in the use of satellite communications and video technology to provide a solution to these problems.

High quality video streaming traditionally requires a network that can support high bit-rates which may not be available from the event location. As such, it is necessary to use satellite communications and ensure that the video solution is optimised for the limited bandwidth available.

Live X has been developed by Livewire Digital to work in such configurations, delivering the highest quality video over narrow bandwidth connections with a high latency.

Incoming Live-X connections can be received by an M-Link Exchange server integrated into customers premises or the Livewire Media Services Rack and then be bridged to most Content Distribution Networks (CDN's)

Alex Thomson Ocean Racing

Video streaming topology diagram - Alex Thomson

Alex Thomson from Hugo Boss Yacht Racing understood the requirement to engage his fan-base with high quality video on a recent campaign and contracted Livewire Digital to provide a bridging service for integration into his web-site.

Alex, a single handed sailor, was able to use Live X from the middle of the ocean and provide his fans and followers with rich content, sharing his experiences with the masses.

Livewire Digital provided a comprehensive service, including training, advice on the use of the satellite terminals and streaming his adventure to the web.

Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier offshore race, an exceptional test of sailing prowess and human endeavour, which started over 37 years ago as the Whitbread Round the World Race.

The Volvo Ocean Race crews experience life at the extreme as they race day and night for more than 20 days at a time, living on freeze-dried food and combating the harshest weather conditions the planet can offer.

Using Livewire Digital's M-Link products, teams were able to engage the public in their battle to be the Volvo Ocean Race victors.

Live video was delivered to the Volvo Race Office where it was incorporated into the Live production, broadcast to the Internet and viewed by tens of thousands of viewers across multiple CDN's such as LiveStream and YouTube

Whether you are a single handed sailor or an event looking to reach a wider audience, Livewire Digital has the expertise and solutions to help.