Live Video Delivery

Streaming Media Delivery for Live

Our platform supports delivery of all major HTTP video streaming formats — including live, linear, and user-generated video — on any public or private headend deployment.

Our Streaming Media Delivery solution enables you to deliver live video over common HTTP streaming formats, including Apple’s HLS, Microsoft’s HSS, Adobe’s HDS, and MPEG-DASH. And with built-in elasticity, we can scale to accommodate the largest crowds.


Fewer interruptions

With the power of Varnish Configuration Language (VCL), you can easily define failover scenarios to ensure viewers don’t experience interruptions.

Improve response times

Fastly’s Dynamic Site Acceleration (DSA) keeps connections between our POPs and your infrastructure open to minimize latency associated with fetching the latest live chunks from origin. You’ll see improved response times for your viewers, letting them consume your stream as close to live as possible.

Reduce latency

Streaming Miss ensures that when you are fetching an object from origin, the response is streamed back to the client immediately and is written to cache only after the whole object has been fetched, thereby significantly reducing first-byte latency.

Flawless events

With Fastly’s Live Event Monitoring Service, our Customer Support engineers will monitor your scheduled event's performance and help troubleshoot issues with your Fastly service. Let us help ensure your live event goes flawlessly.

Best of breed solutions

We integrate with top partners to offer joint customers an enhanced end-to-end video workflow. We have built-in integrations with infrastructure-as-a-service providers like Google Cloud Platform and video workflow management services like Wowza Media Systems.


Media Shield for Live

Fastly’s Media Shield for Live streamlines existing multi-CDN deployments while reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your streaming services. 

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Live Event Monitoring

Fastly Live Event Services gives you insights into your live streaming performance and the ability to troubleshoot immediately.

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TLS Encryption

Secure your apps and websites quickly and easily with our Fastly TLS or Platform TLS solutions — designed for scale and performance.

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“Thanks to Media Shield, we have managed to reduce the cost of access to origin by 60%.”
Carlos Santos
Video Platform Project Manager

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