High profile glitches with live streamed sports indicate that, if the net isn’t broken, it is in need of a fix. The Mayweather-McGregor bout in August was targeted by 239 pirated streams (identified by security specialist Irdeto) but many viewers turned to illegal sites when the official pay per view stream failed to keep pace with demand. SVOD sports aggregator DAZN had to manage the ire of NFL fans in Canada when audio and video problems dogged the launch of its service in the territory (in September). Twitter’s live stream of 10 NFL matches last season was considered pretty successful in terms of quality but suffered badly from negative reaction to Twitter’s own integrated social feed, which was often many seconds ahead of the video.
How new technologies and careful planning can ‘fix the live stream’ : SVG Europe