G-Core Labs, an international provider of cloud and edge solutions, has unveiled its own streaming platform—a unique turnkey solution for live video and video-on-demand streaming that you can use to deliver video content to anywhere in the world in Full HD and 4K quality to any device.
By default, the platform provides video transmission with a delay of up to 4 seconds for all streams. Such broadcasts can be sent to an audience of 100+ million viewers. Customers can also sign up for ultra-low latency streaming. It’s a premium platform service that uses WebRTC technology to minimize the video stream delivery time to 1 second.
By using the G-Core Labs streaming platform, you can quickly establish a full-fledged online broadcast of a TV channel from scratch or launch an online cinema that airs films, series, sports matches, TV/radio shows, poker tournaments, rock concerts, marketing videos and personal video blogs. Everything can be set up from your personal account or via API. Customers don’t need their own transcoding servers, CDNs or broadcasting engineers.
“G-Core Labs has been developing its video streaming business since 2018. With the new streaming platform that replaces the previous version of the product, we focus on three core features that are important to our customers. The first is to ensure the lowest latency in video delivery. Compared to the previous version of the platform, we have reduced the latency from 10 to 1–4 seconds, which is almost 10 times less for ultra-low-latency streaming and 2.5 times less for low-latency. This is a big step forward. We use advanced technology to minimize the video stream delivery time, such as Chunked CMAF, HTTP CTE, Low Latency HLS, WebRTC, SRT and Low Latency CDN,” says Alexey Petrovskikh, head of G-Core Labs streaming platform department. – “Another important feature is providing streamlined support for all stages of broadcasting from capturing and converting a video stream to its playback. Our streaming platform provides all the tools you need, including transcoding, cloud storage, a content delivery network, and a cross-platform HTML5 player.”
According to Petrovskikh, another important function of the streaming platform is reliable content protection against copying. To protect live broadcasts, DVRs and VODs, G-Core Labs uses various tools for anti-copying and restricting unauthorized access. Streaming is possible only through the customer’s resources (AES 128/256, Tokenization). The highest level of protection—DRM—is also supported.
An important feature of the streaming platform is its integration with the G-Core Labs CDN, one of the fastest and most powerful in the world, according to the Guinness World Records. The network infrastructure, which G-Core Labs has been creating for almost 10 years, is represented on all continents and includes more than 100 points of presence in 65 cities around the world, and it is located as close as possible to the final audience, which has a positive effect on minimizing delays in live broadcasts and VOD delivery.
“We know it’s not easy to find a reliable vendor. And it takes even more time and effort to find several vendors and make them work together to achieve a certain goal. Therefore, a multifunctional streaming platform based on a powerful CDN is a great find for any customer,” says Petrovskikh.
The G-Core Labs streaming platform is already used by several large European media holdings, banks, retailers, and video game developers, including Wargaming (World of Tanks, World of Warships, and other hits), Tinkoff bank (one of the world’s largest online banks), Moscow Media, and businesses specializing in household appliances, electronics and other products.
The G-Core Labs streaming platform supports adaptive bitrate streaming up to 4K, multiple ad modes and an Anti Adblock function, as well as 360° and 3D video formats. This allows you to make 4-hour recordings and rewind live TV (DVR). The platform’s personal account provides understandable statistics and analytics, including data on the number of content views, the number of unique viewers, peak viewers, traffic sources and so on.