Alexey Petrovskikh, G-Core Labs head of streaming platforms; Credit: G-Core Labs

G-Core Labs, an international provider of cloud and edge solutions based in Luxembourg, has unveiled its own streaming platform.

The company has described the platform as a turnkey solution for live video and video-on-demand streaming that can deliver video content to anywhere in the world in Full HD and 4K quality to any device.

By default, the platform provides video transmission with a delay of up to four seconds for all streams. Such broadcasts can be sent to an audience of over one million viewers. Customers can also sign up for ultra-low latency streaming. It is a premium platform service that uses WebRTC technology to minimise the video stream delivery time to one second.

Users of the G-Core Labs streaming platform can establish a full-fledged online broadcast of a TV channel or launch an online cinema that airs films, series, sports matches, TV and radio shows, poker tournaments, rock concerts, marketing videos and personal video blogs. Everything can be set up from a personal account or via API. Customers do not need their own transcoding servers, CDNs or broadcasting engineers.

Alexey Petrovskikh, head of G-Core Labs streaming platform department, commented: “G-Core Labs has been developing its video streaming business since 2018. With the new streaming platform that replaces the previous version of the product, we focus on three core features that are important to our customers. The first is to ensure the lowest latency in video delivery. [...] We use advanced technology to minimise the video stream delivery time, such as Chunked CMAF, HTTP CTE, Low Latency HLS, WebRTC, SRT and Low Latency CDN. Another important feature is providing streamlined support for all stages of broadcasting from capturing and converting a video stream to its playback".

According to Mr Petrovskikh, another important function of the streaming platform is reliable content protection against copying. To protect live broadcasts, DVRs and VODs, G-Core Labs uses various tools for anti-copying and restricting unauthorised access. Streaming is possible only through the customer’s resources (AES 128/256, Tokenisation). The highest level of protection (DRM) is also supported.

The streaming platform is also integrated into the G-Core Labs CDN. The network infrastructure is represented on all continents and includes more than 100 points of presence in 65 cities around the world.

The G-Core Labs streaming platform is already used by several large European media holdings, banks, retailers and video game developers, including Wargaming (World of Tanks, World of Warships, etc.).

The streaming platform supports adaptive bitrate streaming up to 4K, multiple ad modes and an Anti Adblock function, as well as 360° and 3D video formats. The platform’s personal account provides statistics and analytics, including data on the number of content views, unique viewers, peak viewers and traffic sources.