HQ Trivia and the Race to Ultra-Low Latency Live Streaming

| May 1, 2018

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Mobile gaming sensation HQ Trivia is being hyped as the future of mobile video and of live TV. Indeed, that is what its makers, Intermedia Labs, have suggested.HQ Trivia is a free, interactive iPhone game (with Android in beta) that mimics the format of a TV quiz show. Multiple-choice quizzes are run twice a day with a typical pool of $10,000 split between hundreds of winners.Aside from its cash enticement, many see the real success of the app as appointment gaming—its ability to drive viewers to a "TV-like" schedule on mobile.

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