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Sky confirms new lower streaming latency for Sky Sports Main Event

Sky confirms new lower streaming latency for Sky Sports Main Event
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Latency on Sky Sports Main Event via Sky Glass and Sky Stream is to be reduced by around 20 seconds in the near future.

Low latency will be introduced to Sky Sports Main Event via Sky Stream and Sky Glass in the near future, it has been announced.

Typically streams of channels suffer from latency - the difference in time between the actual live broadcast and the stream - due to a combination of issues, including encoding the picture and distribution of the stream over the internet.

In recent years, however, broadcasters have been gradually working on technical improvements to reduce the latency and Sky has now confirmed that its flagship sports channel will adopt a new streaming technique that will reduce the latency by 20 seconds.

The new version of Sky Sports Main Event will be rolled out to streaming customers "in the coming months", while the other Sky Sports channels will be offered in low latency later in the year.

Other improvements for Stream and Glass customers include the introduction of Rotten Tomatoes ratings, subtitles on UHD content and three new games via Sky Live.

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