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Case Study

Newsy

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Getting to market as quickly as the news.

Newsy’s mission is to provide unbiased video streams of global news. Learn how Edgecast simplified their production process, scaled distribution, and delivered a TV-like experience so they could become a news leader.

Challenge

The internet is overflowing with opinion-laced media. Newsy saw an opportunity to provide a fresh point of view to capture younger audiences. Challenges they faced in creating anon-demand over-the-top (OTT) news channel included:

  • Building infrastructure that addresses multiple video formats.

  • Delivering linear and on-demand assets to third-party OTT partners without additional encoding or packaging.

  • Scaling technology to meet demand spikes that come with breaking news.

  • Increasing partnerships with streaming video platforms to grow audiences.

Website

https://www.newsy.com/

Industry

Media & Entertainment

Solution

Edgecast got Newsy to market quickly and easily. With our simple, cloud-based platform Newsy was able to ingest, encode, package, and deliver consistent, high-quality video streaming to audiences on any device, anywhere in the world. There’s no infrastructure to build or manage. Technology that Newsy is leveraging includes:

  • Smartplay technology, which creates highly personalized sessions by generating unique manifests for each viewer.

  • Dynamic ad insertion, which delivers ads personalized to each viewer while eliminating latency associated with fetching ads during breaks.

  • Our massive global network, which ensures a TV-like quality experience for users during periods of breaking news and unpredictable demand regardless of how many concurrent users there may be.

Outcome

Edgecast has helped Newsy become a top-ranked news channel on Roku, Fire TV, and Apple TV. Since utilizing our platform, they’ve realized:

  • Seamless TV-like viewing experiences in transition from programming to ads.

  • Stronger viewer engagement and longer viewing times, which is increasing brand loyalty.

  • Improved monetization of content and revenue growth.

  • Increased number of streaming syndication partners and platforms to grow viewership across the nation.

***The whole is greater than the sum of our parts. Many of our client case studies and products were originally part of Limelight, Layer0 or Edgecast. Limelight acquired Layer 0 then Edgecast to become Edgio, the complete platform you have today, so we’ve aggregated those case studies in a single library.

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