FAQ

  • What is LTN Flex?

    LTN Flex is a centralized production service that brings unprecedented scalability to video production workflows. Flex takes sources from any location in the world, and ingests them into the 99.999% reliable LTN Network. Our expert team then produces your show from our centralized production facility, and transports it on the Network to any linear or digital platform. Flex positions you to consistently uphold the highest standards, and leverage our fully integrated services across programs and venues.

  • How is Flex more advanced than other centralized production services?

    Flex is the only centralized, remote production service powered by our fully managed IP network. The service seamlessly integrates with the LTN Ecosystem for greater flexibility, scalability, and monetization. We customize solutions for productions of any size, any complexity, and any location.

  • Will my internet connection support a Flex production?

    LTN expert broadcast engineers will test your location for 48 hours prior to your event, to ensure your bandwidth meets the requirements.

  • Who are Flex’s clients?

    Clients include ViacomCBS, Fremantle (American Idol), Electronic Arts (EA Madden), Major League Soccer, the Big 12 Conference, the Mavericks hockey team, The University of Missouri Kansas City, Southern Illinois University, Louisiana Downs, and Arkansas State University.

  • What is LTN Live Video Cloud?

    Live Video Cloud (LVC) enables broadcasters and content creators to receive live signals from any source, including professional cameras, encoders, mobiles, drones, and online sources. Its intuitive routing interface simplifies feed organization by allowing the monitoring and control of an infinite number of incoming feeds in continuous playback multiview — up to 48 incoming feeds per page — via a simple user interface or APIs. LVC also has the ability to route only the needed feeds to a local production environment.

  • How do I run a scalable production with Live Video Cloud?

    LVC allows you to distribute acquired content directly to any digital platform using API calls, with the ability to add destinations to your production on the fly. Configure transcoded and passthrough outputs to use in productions, and manage destination accounts on Facebook, YouTube/Google, Twitch, and Mixer, via OAuth connections, without sharing credentials. Our global ingest LTN Network ensures reliable, low-latency content acquisition and distribution all over the world.

  • How do I use Live Video Cloud for audience engagement?

    LVC enables you to invite an infinite number of participants to contribute live content from laptops, mobile devices, or professional sources. Receive streams from any location and device via your browser with LTN’s WebRTC technology — no external app required. The IFB return channel allows real-time communication, and the LTN Network’s 99.999% reliability ensures broadcast quality for every production.

  • Does Live Video Cloud support other broadcasting solutions?

    LVC is designed to seamlessly integrate and scale with existing industry-standard broadcasting workflows and hardware. The service runs on all major 
cloud providers, including Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud. LVC also integrates with the full-service LTN Ecosystem, for more flexibility and monetization.

  • What is LTN Schedule?

    LTN Schedule empowers you to deliver multi-platform linear video with programmable, custom ad-break triggers.

  • How does LTN Schedule automate linear program monetization?

    Schedule supports SCTE-35 from on-demand, uploaded media, and live inputs to trigger API ad breaks and AMF calls at third-party platforms, along with API-connected targets (metadata and ad triggers) for Youtube, Twitch, and Facebook.

  • Can I use Schedule to broadcast linear programs?

    Schedule connects to all major cloud storage providers including AWS S3, Azure Blob storage, and Google Drive, mixing VOD and live video formats within the rundown. The service supports metadata editing, real-time transcoding, and low-latency manual live switch, which allow you to make last-minute changes to your broadcast, at any time.

  • Is network operations center support included with LTN Cue & Connect?

    Yes, Cue & Connect services are managed by the always-on LTN network operations center (NOC).

  • What are the downstream capabilities of Cue & Connect?

    Cue & Connect’s downstream capabilities include local ad insertion at MVPDs, dynamic ad insertion (DAI) with full-break replacement at vMVPDs, promo and ad regionalization, live-to-VOD automation, and blackout enforcement.

  • Which types of signaling do Cue & Connect support?

    Cue & Connect support in-band signaling, using OAR, SCTE 35, or SCTE 104. The services also support out-of-band signaling, plus the ability to drive public/private encoder and packager APIs.

  • What makes the LTN Network revolutionary?

    LTN Global operates the only fully-managed, private IP network accessible from anywhere in the world, monitored by our always-on network operations center (NOC). Our patented network protocols enable broadcasters to transmit live feeds with complete confidence. We guarantee 99.999% uptime and low latency (<200 ms in the US.)

    Our state-of-the-art network includes multiple carriers in all of our data centers, and automatically reroutes any feed through alternate paths and carriers, within milliseconds. We extend our multipath technology and fast rerouting to each client’s last-mile access and can leverage multiple ISPs at a client site to provide the highest guaranteed availability.

  • How do I connect to the LTN Network?

    Connecting to the LTN Network is easy. All you need is an LTN appliance and an internet connection. Our unique technology enables connection to and from any site in the world, from data centers and major broadcast networks with multiple carriers to single studios with one ISP. Connection is also possible via the portable LTN LEAF Flypack™, and temporary facility networks like hotels and convention centers. LTN also supports direct fiber cross-connects at major data centers, private peering connections, streaming protocol ingest and delivery, and even interconnections with traditional fiber networks and satellite teleports.

    Our IP video transport network is also available from public cloud environments, including AWS and Microsoft Azure, consistently guaranteeing the same broadcast quality, ultra-low latency, and service levels of our physical network. LTN Transport services can peer with client virtual networks, or integrate directly with a client deployment of playout or video processing services.

  • Where can I send my video with LTN?

    LTN customers can access thousands of connected sites across the globe, with major news broadcasters, sports venues, studios, full-time channels, cable head-ends, digital platforms, and events connecting every day. Content providers can transport point-to-point or point-to-multipoint broadcasts. Broadcasters can schedule and accept feeds in seconds.

  • Can LTN provide linear and digital transport of my content?

    Transport supports both full-time and occasional-use content. LTN Network members can easily receive contribution feeds from, or distribute content to, any other member, reaching linear and digital destinations quickly and easily.

    LTN seamlessly transports large, pre-encoded, and multiplexed channels with existing encoded signals to prevent additional encoding costs. LTN can encode and decode feeds from and to SDI with our LEAF integrated encoder/decoder or with third-party encoders/decoders. IP/TS transport without encoding or decoding requirements can be managed entirely on LTN Appliances, which are available at any LTN-installed location.

    Transport also provides digital transcoding, transport, and delivery of any channel to streaming destinations and OTT platforms. Additionally, the service enables efficient scaleout streaming delivery for large-scale distribution through our integrated partner CDNs.

  • Which codecs and video formats are supported by the LTN Network?

    The LTN Network accepts, converts, and delivers any broadcast format that can be transmitted in a transport stream (MPEG-TS), and digital streaming formats like HLS, RTMP, and MPEG-DASH. LTN regularly carries channels ranging from SD and HD to 1080p60, 4K, and 8K signals. Any codec that is compatible at both the sender and receiver can be used, including MPEG2, H.264, JPEG2000, and HEVC. LTN Transport does not modify the transported signals, so even content-owner encrypted signals can be transported easily, without LTN requiring special access.