BBC HD Streaming trials for Wimbledon using HTTP Dynamic Streaming

Today, Andy Armstrong a technical architect from the BBC posted a blog discussing their public trials of Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming for the Wimbledon Tennis tournament.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2011/06/wimbledon_hd_http_streaming_tr.html

Andy does a really good job describing why this technology is important for the BBC, and for large live events like Wimbledon an how the technology improves the quality of service using adaptive bitrate and deliver to mobile devices. If you are in the UK, you can watch the event in HD up to 720p, and if your network or wireless connection becomes limited, your stream will shift in quality down as far as 416kbps.

BBC is looking for testers – if you’re interested you can follow the instructions here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/9513666.stm