Developing a Full-Stack OTT Platform



The client sought to create a full-stack Over-The-Top (OTT) platform tailored to their specific needs. The goal was to provide a robust, high-performance streaming service integrated with PRIDE Group’s own Online Video Streaming service hosted in PRIDE CLOUD.


The primary challenge was to guarantee the delivery of video content with a maximum delay of 1 second from the source to the client. Ensuring high availability, zero downtime during deployments, and seamless integration with various backend technologies were also critical requirements.


PRIDE Group developed a comprehensive solution, addressing the challenges through meticulous planning and implementation. The project was executed in several key phases:

  1. Consulting and Feasibility Study: Detailed analysis of client requirements and technical feasibility.

  2. Architectural Design: High-Level Design (HLD) and Low-Level Design (LLD) of the OTT platform, incorporating software architecture patterns to ensure robustness and scalability:

    • Microservices Architecture: Decomposing the application into loosely coupled, independently deployable services.
    • Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA): Integrating different services to ensure interoperability and reusability.
  3. Implementation of High-Availability Infrastructure:

    • Purpose-built Infrastructure: Utilizing PostgreSQL and Kubernetes (K8) nodes to ensure high availability and performance.
    • Zero-Downtime Deployments: Implemented using Nginx Proxy, Analytics, Workflow Runner, Timescale Writer, Timers, and ELK Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) for real-time monitoring, log management, and as a layer for document-oriented storage.
  4. Technology Stack:

    • Frontend: Developed using Angular and jQuery for dynamic and responsive user interfaces.
    • Backend: Built on Symfony, a high-performance PHP framework, ensuring scalable and maintainable code.
    • Real-Time Communication: Utilized WebRTC for real-time video streaming to minimize latency and enhance user experience.
    • Programming Languages: Python was used for scripting and automation tasks.

Technologies Used

  • PostgreSQL: For relational data storage.
  • ELK Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana): For real-time monitoring, log management, and document-oriented data storage.
  • Kubernetes (K8) Nodes: For container orchestration and scaling.
  • Nginx Proxy: For load balancing and proxying requests.
  • Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
  • WebRTC: For real-time communication and streaming.
  • Symfony: High-performance PHP framework.
  • Angular and jQuery: For frontend development.
  • Python: For scripting and automation tasks.
  • Microsoft System Center


  • High Availability: The infrastructure design ensured continuous availability, meeting the client’s uptime requirements.
  • Low Latency: Achieved video content delivery with less than 1-second delay from source to client.
  • Zero Downtime: Implemented zero-downtime deployment strategies, ensuring uninterrupted service.
  • Scalability and Flexibility: The use of Kubernetes and a microservices architecture allowed the platform to scale efficiently according to demand.
  • Enhanced User Experience: Real-time streaming and responsive frontend technologies provided a seamless user experience.
  • Comprehensive Monitoring and Storage: ELK Stack enabled real-time monitoring and logging, improving system reliability and performance, and served as a document-oriented storage layer.


PRIDE Group's development of the full-stack OTT platform successfully met the client's stringent requirements for performance, availability, and low latency. The project demonstrated PRIDE Group’s capability to deliver complex, high-performance streaming solutions, leveraging advanced technologies and best practices in software development and deployment.


#Media and Entertainment


#OTT, WebRTC, Cloud Computing


Video Streaming, Content Delivery Network, DevOps