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Latency, device playback top concerns for video streamers, report says

September 11, 2018 / Ben Munson

Broadcast delay, or latency, and device playback are the top two concerns for consumers streaming online video, according to a new survey from Bitmovin.The company’s study, based on 456 survey submissions from more than 67 countries, shows that 55% of all respondents (and 74% of respondents in Latin America) said latency is the biggest issue with video streaming.Ahead of IBC this week, plenty of video technology vendors are touting solutions geared toward addressing latency, particularly during large-scale livestreaming events like this year’s World Cup.After that, 50% of respondents said that achieving playback on all devices is one of the biggest problems in video technology.Aside from consumer concerns, Bitmovin’s survey also revealed details about codecs, content protection and device usage.