During the Olympic Games 2008, Octoshape
solutions were streaming Olympic coverage in HD (2.5 mbps) for several broadcasters in Asia, some in corporation with CDNetworks.
Using the powerful features of the Octoshape streaming protocol, multiple point failover, throughput optimization, and loss resilience made it possible to deliver HD quality to end users all over Asia.
Hundreds of Gbps were delivered and millions of hours consumed. The HD-quality distribution ensured a great user experience which in turn caused the average session duration to hit almost a full hour.
The unique Octoshape P2P-engine, or grid delivery system, also proved itself essential for webcasts of this magnitude. Saving as much as 95% of the bandwidth needed to power this high-quality webcast, meant that the Olympic spirit could reach almost an unlimited amount of users.
Octoshape’s ongoing mission is to turn live streaming into a reliable business. Enabling HD-webcasts in massive scale at reasonable costs will benefit both viewers and broadcasters today and in the future of online