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IBC 2019 bogged down by low latency streaming congestion

Low latency streaming loomed large at last year’s IBC but will be even more prominent this time round. This is because there are even more contenders after Apple threw a new hat into the ring with the surprise launch of Low-Latency HLS at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June 2019. There will be various sessions and demonstrations of low latency streaming at IBC featuring various combinations of standards and technologies but it is a fair bet many delegates will end up even more confused than when they arrived. One problem is that all parties including standards bodies tell different stories from their own point of view, while analysts have often been guilty of failing to paint the whole picture…

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