THEO Technologies launches, the first HTTP-based real-time video API at scale

Leuven, Belgium – January 24, 2022 – Video tech company THEO Technologies has launched, the first HTTP-based real-time video streaming infrastructure that reaches sub-second latency at scale. This technology disrupts the industry standard of multiple seconds of latency and is currently the fastest HTTP-based video live streaming solution. THEO Technologies achieved this by leveraging the High Efficiency Streaming Protocol (HESP) that enables live interactivity at scale for industries such as sports, betting, auctioning, gaming and live events.

“The real game changer here is not only the sub-second latency, but also the unprecedented scaling abilities to reach your entire audience,” said Steven Tielemans, CEO at THEO Technologies. “We questioned our technology partners, clients and peers about their greatest video and streaming challenge, and live low latency at scale was seen as the number one priority. has the ability to stream ultra fast and cost efficiently to thousands or even millions of concurrent viewers without any scaling challenges.”

THEO Technologies, known for its flagship product THEOplayer, is a frontrunner in low latency video solutions. It was an early adopter of low latency streaming protocols such as LL-DASH and LL-HLS in THEOplayer, and invented HESP to further lower latency and improve the viewer quality of experience. HESP is an HTTP-based streaming protocol that works over standard CDN internet infrastructure. It can really bring interactivity at scale, something which is complex and expensive to achieve with non-HTTP based streaming protocols. is an end-to-end cloud-based HESP solution that covers the full pipeline from video ingest and distribution over a global CDN, to high-quality video playback and extensive scaling. is designed to make real-time streaming at scale easy. It’s an API-first solution, which brings the video infrastructure of large media companies to any developer, so that they can easily embed real-time video at any scale in their applications.

“Live streaming is booming, and we see an increasing need for real-time interactivity at scale, whether it’s to enable live sports betting experiences, to make sure online bids are recorded on time during live auctions, to host virtual events such as conferences, or for gaming, for example. This is exactly the market we’re targeting with, and for each of these use cases, challenging the status quo has never been easier,” concludes Steven Tielemans.

About THEO Technologies

THEO Technologies empowers the world’s leading media and entertainment companies to deliver cutting-edge video services, efficiently and on any device. Our flagship product – THEOplayer – is trusted by leading payTV and OTT service providers, broadcasters, and Sport and Event organisers worldwide, delivering top-notch, interactive and smooth video playback on desktop, mobile, set-top boxes and Smart TVs.

Thanks to THEO’s in-depth customer support, THEOplayer’s feature-rich video solution will cooperate smoothly with your monetization (CSAI/SSAI) and security (DRM) preferences. Providing THEO’s customers with the most personalized video player in the market on every platform, from Mobile to Smart TV from Desktop to Tablet and Set-Top boxes. THEO has your video infrastructure covered.

As THEO is continuously striving to disrupt the industry benchmark, we are not only enhancing the THEOplayer capabilities, we have developed the most scalable sub-second streaming protocol, called HESP (High Efficiency Streaming Protocol). HESP enables the industry to do something that was never done before: deliver ultra-low latency streams, using low bandwidth, with fast zapping, on any device and at scale. Now with entering the product range, we are one step closer in changing the way the world streams video over the internet.

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