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StreamGuys to preview live stream rewind, resume and restart technology at IBC, 2018

SaaS-based streaming solutions provider StreamGuys will treat IBC2018 attendees to a technology preview of network DVR-like (nDVR) functionality for live streams. SGrewind will be a feature of cloud-based SGrecast live stream repurposing and workflow management system, which offers broadcasters a platform for recording live streams, and transforming them into revenue-expanding side channels and podcasts. The feature gives listeners and viewers control of their live streaming experiences by letting them pause and resume streams without missing any content, rewinding for a fixed time period, or starting the stream at a specific segment; similar to a television electronic program guide (EPG).
“SGrewind is a step in SGrecast’s mission of helping broadcasters repurpose the content they are producing, so they can engage their audiences in exciting ways,” said Jason Osburn, executive vice president, StreamGuys.
The technology supports a range of audience-empowering use cases. A listener could pause a live stream in the radio station’s mobile app when getting onto a subway or elevator, then resume the stream from that point when subsequently re-opening the app. A viewer could access a broadcaster’s live stream and jump back to the beginning of the most recent news, traffic or weather segment, thus, gaining access to what interests him or her most. Someone listening to a news segment, though partially paying attention to it, could rewind 15-20 seconds to focus on something they missed.
SGrewind will be supported in StreamGuys’ embeddable SGplayer, and its API and URL-based control strings will allow customers to integrate SGrewind support into their own players and custom mobile apps.

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