Raina gets a late boundary — one last blow to Umar Gul. Riaz gets another wicket on the final over as Khan goes down.
Take me The truth is that while live streaming high-definition video to large audiences can be incredibly challenging, others have risen to the challenge. The IPL is the most-attended cricket league on the planet, and brings together the best players from across the world in a Cricket match i have seen format.
How did Hotstar pull it off? If I recall correctly, we ran into trouble with the stream within the first five minutes. For Hotstar, the crucible moment in streaming sports came in the very first day of a big sporting event.
Thankfully, we were able to get the stream back up within a few minutes. But fundamentally, to make sure that you have a high quality experience, you have to solve for not just the video infrastructure but also the client app and API.
And I think that kind of a thoughtful approach is what we have pioneered in hotstar over the last few years. In sports, you can move from zero to four million streams in less than a second. And that essentially pressure tests the platform at different levels.
So, your apps have to be able to scale. There are different API points for the apps to access your content, and you have to make sure that all of those API calls can handle the scale that comes with the surge.
I was particularly interested to learn about how those surges of millions of users happen in a matter of seconds. Mohan explained that Hotstar draws viewers in during these moments too, with a simple little feature in its mobile app: We offer a lock screen widget for that, and that ends up being a trigger to start watching the match at the right point.
But, as with most sports, these trigger points such as a wicket falling — the equivalent of a hitter striking out in baseball happen to be common for millions of fans. That creates the surge. Plus, we do a lot of segmented notifications, by understanding the sports viewing patterns of different kinds of fans, and sending specific alerts depending on what is of interest to them.
To that end, analyzing viewer behavior helps a lot. Mohan shed light on what Hotstar learns from usage data about its audience: We know the connections between geography and team affinity.
We know whether fans respond to wicket falls the equivalent of striking out in baseballor fours and sixes similar to home runs. We know the kind of fans who come in at the back end of a close finish.
There are tens of different parameters on which these notifications are built. Its entire approach is to use the algorithm for creating customized notifications.
Data also helps prepare Hotstar for spikes in traffic, noted Mohan: We look at so much data modeling to build for performance. So in terms of cricket, the number of people who are tuning in for the first ball of the match gives you an indication of the curve of users who will log onto the livestream.
Then, you constantly update your traffic estimates based on what happens. With the final match for the last IPL tournament, our data told us that we were headed towards concurrent viewership exceeding 10 million.
We build our client applications to be resilient and gracefully degrade. While we maintain a very high degree of availability, we also prepare for the worst by reviewing all the client: These switches indicate to our client applications that they should ease off momentarily, either exponential back-off or sometimes a custom back-off depending on the interaction so as to build jitter a variation in the delay of received data packets into the system that provides the back-end infrastructure time to heal.
The team also rebuilt the Hotstar Android app from scratch about five months ahead of the IPL, taking a modular approach as they went, so they could improve functionality for various parts of the software independently. Ashutosh Agrawal, a senior technology consultant with the firm, explained that this involved not only developing server test plans, but also running them at the same time of day as the matches.
That said, a number of Hotstar viewers told TNW that the platform faces occasional issues with sports streams. We are going to have a game, and a social experience like we did for the IPL.England cricket team denies claims of match-fixing during Test against India said that there is "nothing we have seen that would make us doubt any of our players in any way whatsoever" in the.
Cricket. So, Cricket? Maybe? In just the few hours we’ve been watching, we’ve seen all sorts of plays that hinge on tiny little movements. None of which you’d be able to see from the stands. I’m having a pretty good time watching this cricket match but I’m beginning to suspect that cricket kind of sucks.
I tell Mike that, but he. We have seen the example of New Zealand in this year’s World Cup; they lost the cup when they played their only game outside New Zealand.” But the cricketers felt somewhat at home in UAE and.
Ireland have coincided too many runs in the beginning of the match against Afghanistan, but they have somehow managed to control the big total. After having poor start, the lower middle order has managed to score the runs, but that was not enough & they have lost their 1st T20 against Afghanistan.
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As we know Pakistan has already won the series with four consecutive victories in last four matches. The home side Zimbabwe have just one last chance to prove that they are something in cricket.