The choice between live or on-demand access to content isn’t an easy one. In most cases, the question of which solution is better depends on circumstances and situations. In other words, there is no definite way to say one method is better than the other.
The good news is that with access to a content delivery network, there’s no need to choose between the two solutions. Users have access to both live and on-demand content so they can choose the optimal solution for every occasion.
Let’s start with live streaming. With Medianova, users always have access to live content. So be it a TV show or radio station, they’ll always have plenty of options to choose from. With Live TV, users can watch new shows and stay updated by listening to radio stations.
But users may not always be available for live streaming. In many cases, they may want to watch or listen to something at a later time. For this reason, we also offer on-demand access to content. Users can choose what they want to watch, when they want to watch it.
With Medianova, the on-demand experience is particularly good because of our encoding platform. We use professional hardware equipment and an encoding service that we developed back in 2008. We still invest in this service, which can acquire content via ftp, rsync, or http and encode it for later use.
In addition, we monitor the service all the time to make sure it’s always running. We promise users access to content at any time and take the proper steps to ensure this. That’s why we use “Active Monitoring” to detect and correct any problems immediately.
So now, the choice is no longer between live or on-demand access to content. With Medianova you can have access to both. Now the question is whether you’d like the support of a content delivery network with a great encoding platform.
If you would like more information about content delivery networks, contact us.