Appear TV Showcases Its Lowest Latency Network With High-End Esports Gaming Stations At IBC

Appear TV, a provider of next-generation video processing platforms for broadcast and streaming, will highlight the full capabilities of its hardware and software at IBC (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at Stand 1.C61 through an on-site simulated eSports environment. Attendees at the show are encouraged to visit the stand and discover the benefits of Appear TV’s end-to-end solutions, which have among the lowest latency available on the market.

“We’re excited to unveil our new, state-of-the-art booth design and eSports demonstration at IBC 2019,” says Per-Henning Almvang, business development director, Appear TV. “As part of our presentation, we’ll take visitors through every step of the process, from the live capture (in this case, tournament) to the studio and then operator/delivery platform and ultimately to the end-user. Included among our presentation will be our X-Series (X10/X20) low-latency contribution solutions and encoding codecs that are used by broadcasters that adopt an IP-centric operation.

“We will also use this opportunity to spotlight the Adaptive Bitrate (ABR) linear packager, which provides varying resolutions and video streams to address the wide array of playback devices.”

The first step in the end-to-end process is creation, which is supported by the company’s X20 contribution solution. Ideal for the highly demanding requirements of various sports/eSports applications, Appear’s X20 offers a unique channel density and ability to combine encoding and decoding of multiple contribution formats.

The need for high-quality video with low-latency is crucial for eSports players, directors, game “observers” and playback reviewers, among others, who rely on the feeds to produce a high-quality production. With the X-Series, content can be sent to observer monitors immediately following capture, allowing them to not only watch for foul play within the game, but also to instantly select footage to send through for the broadcast or stream, or as video support for playback commentary.

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