There were lots of UFC fans screaming at their screens over the weekend, but not for the reason you’d expect. After paying $99 to live stream the highly anticipated Mayweather-McGregor fight on Showtime, many fans are taking legal action because their stream quality was so bad. Viewers are demanding a refund and even filing a class-action lawsuit, after experiencing grainy video, slow buffering streams, and other errors.
There's no better time than now to ask yourself: is your live streaming platform ready for it’s Mayweather moment, or are you setting yourself up to be knocked out in the first round by your viewers?
Live video is notoriously hard and technical glitches are unavoidable , but it is also essential and in-demand content so it's imperative to get it right. Live streaming is not only gaining popularity, but consumers also expect the same high-quality stream they get from on demand. Now, more than ever, it’s critical for content owners to only deliver the highest quality live streaming experiences to viewers, no matter where they are or what device they’re using.
Zype Live's streams are produced, transcoded, optimized, monetized and delivered within a single platform, ensuring that viewers ALWAYS have the same incredible live viewing experience, across the board.
Don’t disappoint your fans. You can avoid your own live stream fail, take steps today to ensure you’re using the proper tools to prevent any avoidable live stream pitfall in the future.