Korean telecommunications company SK Telecom has integrated a real-time mobile streaming technology called ‘T Live Streaming’ on ‘SPOTV’ sports channel, which is available on its mobile media platform oksusu. According to SK Telecom, ‘T Live Streaming’ is world’s first true real-time mobile streaming technology. It reduces the latency from 15 seconds to 3 seconds.
The technology will soon be integrated to other okusu channels. Besides the channels, the SK Telecom’s ‘T Live Streaming’ is suitable for Multi-Channel Networks’ platforms such as individual broadcasting and game broadcasting, where the real-time feedback from viewers can improve the interactivity with viewers.
Commenting on the launch of ‘T Live Streaming’, Park Jin-hyo, Senior Vice President and Head of Network R&D Center at SK Telecom said, “SK Telecom continues to enhance users’ mobile live video streaming experience through T Live Streaming, the enabler of true real-time mobile streaming services. While promoting the international standardization of the technology, SK Telecom will also provide T Live Streaming SDK to allow developers to create diverse media solutions.”
SK Telecom has opted the ‘MPEG Media Transport (MMT)’ standard of the Moving Picture Expert Group (MPEG) for enabling the technology. MPEG develops international standards for compression, decompression, processing, and coded representation of moving pictures, audio and their combination.
SK Telecom has been a part of MMT Sub Working Group’ since February 2015. It works with manufacturers such as Samsung Electronics at MMT to promote the standardization of the ‘T Live Streaming’ technology. Once standardized, this will replace the existing streaming technologies such as ‘MPEG-2 Transport Streaming’ and ‘Http Live Streaming’, said SK Telecom in a release.