Building OTT Platforms That Deliver Immersive Video Experience to Consumers

| September 19, 2018

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Airtel TV is the flagship content platform of Bharti Airtel – India’s largest telecom operator. It offers premium video streaming to millions of smartphone consumers in India.Sudipta from Airtel Wynk talks about their in-app gaming use case “Airtel FreeHit” – built on a highly scalable platform where users can play-along while viewing cricket matches and other sport events live.

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