Streaming 8k VR From a Commercial CDN at NAB: It Worked Flawlessly!

Together with partners Viaccess-Orca, Harmonic and Digital Immersion, we showed our low latency tiled VR streaming technology with ambisonic audio and great Blue Man Group content at NAB2017. We used a simulated CDN at first, but later switched over to streaming straight off Akamai’s CDN. Streaming of 8k VR content over a commercial CDN to a consumer device (the Samsung Gear VR) – it worked flawlessly.

This was a true world-first, no one else showed real streaming of 8k VR content. All VR experts that saw the demo were highly impressed.