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QUICK STREAMS Low latency means the additional feeds can be sent to mobile devices faster than the main signal is sent to TVs

perspectives, while still watching the main broadcast on their TV screens.” NEED FOR SPEED The multiscreen experience also requires ultra-low latency streaming, which is developed within the NativeWaves system. “There has to be a very low latency, because the additional feeds need to be sent to mobile devices faster than the main signal is sent to TVs. Otherwise, the feeds would be out of sync,” says Haslauer. He continues: “In this kind of broadcast [MotoGP], where you have just one event, viewers can range from zero to thousands in minutes. Therefore, when we get the feeds, they need to be processed in the cloud. We needed a cloud solution that allowed us to scale our system in a fast and flexible way – that’s why we chose to work with AWS.” AWS CloudFront was used to distribute content and achieve scale. “It allowed us to scale our viewer numbers to a specific number in no time,” says

Haslauer. Other AWS services – such as Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon EC2 and Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) – contributed towards easy development and management of this project. NativeWaves delivered six synchronised broadcast streams, across multiple devices for each of the Q2 qualifiers and the main races of the Moto2, Moto3 and MotoGP in Spielberg, Austria. Additional features will be added, and the app will be optimised

further to improve the user experience throughout the MotoGP season. Describing it as “easily integrable”, Haslauer hopes to expand the NativeWaves system to broadcasters in other regions with rights for MotoGP. He says: “We want it to be an additional service that all

MotoGP fans can plug in and play.”

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