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One-minute latency clouds Amazon’s innovations in EPL coverage

There was relief all around among Amazon’s Prime Video team that its first week of covering English Premier League matches passed off without any major glitches and a relatively small number of complaints from fans. This was a far cry from the debacle of its first major sports streaming adventure in the UK, its coverage there of the 2018 US Tennis Open championships, when the deluge of complaints was so great that posting was suspended following an IT glitch that meant the volume could not be processed. Complaints concerned artefacts and buffering as well as inability to use some of the technical innovations around real time data, which left Amazon having to invest heavily to shore up its streaming capacity…

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