Limelight Realtime Streaming delivers live broadcast-quality video from anywhere in the world, to anywhere in the world, with less than one second of latency. It features adaptive bitrate streaming for the highest possible picture quality for each viewer, even over changing network conditions. The solution utilizes the open and scalable industry-standard WebRTC technology and UDP data transfer protocol, so video streams don’t need to be segmented and buffered like with traditional HTTP streaming formats such as HLS and MPEG-DASH. Limelight’s global private network provides the capacity, reach, and connectivity to ensure a high-quality, realtime viewing experience for audiences everywhere.
Limelight Realtime Streaming is natively supported on all major browsers including Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, and Opera. No special coding or software development is required, and your viewers can enjoy live events without the need for special plug-ins.
Limelight Realtime Streaming lets you create interactive live online experiences that are not possible with traditional broadcast. Realtime interactive data can be integrated with the live video, opening up new possibilities for how viewers can interact with you and each other. For example, sports fans can receive realtime statistics about the match or their favorite players and even vote for the player of the match, wager on who will score the next goal, or choose which camera angle they would like to view—right from their computer or mobile device. Gamers can play and stream in realtime with an integrated chat channel. Fans of eSports can participate in event commentary along with the live in-arena audience. Limelight Realtime Streaming opens up new business opportunities in sports, gaming, auctions, and more by making live viewing a more interactive social experience.
Limelight Realtime Streaming provides all the tools and capabilities you need to ensure efficient and reliable operation during critical live events. These include: redundant ingest capability with seamless failover; integrated content security including ingest stream authentication and access control capabilities including geolocation blocking to stop unauthorized viewing; RTMP and HLS fallback to support older devices; and integrated analytics to track viewer behavior and improve content monetization.