Rio 2016 shattered streaming records in the sports category, with over 3 billion minutes streamed. More than one-third of those who streamed the Games did so from connected TV devices.
Azure made this scale and reach possible. Microsoft goal was to deliver more channels and content in real time across all devices in a high-definition, glitch-free livestream experience. And this goal was did just that – and with zero downtime in all 19 days of the event as Olympics history was made. Azure's records for the Rio games include:
- A 1080p profile for all streamed channels (up from 720p during Sochi) as viewers expect a "TV-like" experience on any device.
- Over 4,500 hours of content made available.
- Over 50 simultaneous Olympics events – a 40 percent increase compared with the Sochi Winter Games.
- Over 100 live channels continuously available for the Games, nearly double the number of available channels for Sochi.
Hear from the Lead Architect and the Developer Lead how they create the solution and how they faced the DevOps challenges for a hyper scale project like this.
More about the solution here.