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MPEG-DASH Live Streaming with Puls 4

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November 11th, 2015
Gerald Zankl is the Director of Sales for EMEA at Bitmovin, a company that provides cutting-edge online streaming solutions for high-quality adaptive bitrate video, with a focus on MPEG-DASH & HLS. Mr. Zankl's experience in sales and marketing includes positions with a variety of international companies including Atos and Infineon. He joined Bitmovin as Sales and Marketing Manager in 2014. His focus is on Enterprise Sales with direct selling efforts to media companies, system integrators and broadcasters. He is also leading the team for international demand generation and is responsible for sales development activities. 

PULS 4 Success Story

PULS 4 is the leading private TV broadcaster in Austria. They offer linear TV as well as live streams at www.puls4.com. PULS 4 is part of the ProSiebenSat.1 Media group. Bitmovin provides cloud-based encoding services as well as the HTML5 and Flash video player ensuring a reliable webcast of the PULS 4 live streaming events.

MPEG-DASH live streaming - puls4

PULS 4’s Core Challenges of Live Streaming Events

  • need to live stream several times a month for a couple of hours with a cost-efficient infrastructure that is available when needed
  • cover all devices and platforms – desktop, tablets, smartphones
  • deliver highest video (HD/Full HD) and audio quality without buffering
  • possibility to use their own Content Delivery Network.

“We stream a lot of unsteady live events. For us it’s most important to work with a partner where we can use live streaming capabilities as we need it. We have no fixed infrastructure costs and we need no dedicated team to stream the live events due to the usage of Bitmovin’s cloud-based encoding service”, said Andreas Zierhofer, Innovation Manager at PULS 4.

Bitmovin’s Solution: MPEG-DASH Live Streaming

How did Bitmovin Address the Requirements of PULS 4?

  1. Bitmovin’s cloud-based encoding service, processes a 10Mbps RTMP input stream and encodes the origin content to several qualities – 250kbps to 3Mbps – with quality levels for all devices – 240p, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080p. This platform delivers high definition MPEG-DASH live streaming as well as adaptive Video on Demand streaming files.
  2. Flexible distribution using scalable HTTP Content Delivery Networks. PULS 4 uses their own CDN for distributing the live events.
  3. Bitmovin’s HTML5 MPEG-DASH and HLS player based on HTML5 and Flash ensures the perfect video and audio playback of the encoded content on all devices and platforms.

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