OTT and Social

Young viewers take to streaming platforms for sport and follow more competitions than Gen X and Boomers

Millennials and Generation Z’s are following more sports than their older counterparts, but are using digital streaming platforms to fuel their obsessions, according to a new study. Streaming and mobile experiences, including Fantasy games, are the preferred platforms of younger sports fans, who are following more competitions than the Gen X and Boomers, research from […]  More

Ringier Sports teams with Spiideo for broadcasting system for its Red streaming platform

Ringier Sports, which is gearing up to launch a new sports streaming service titled Red, has teamed with provider of automated cloud-based solutions, Spiideo to supply an automated broadcasting system for the new platform. Together with the Blick Group, Ringier Sports is launching the new multi-sport streaming and over the top (OTT) platform under the […]  More

ATP Media scales delivery of live match content with M2A Connect

ATP Media, the global sales, broadcast production and distribution arm of the ATP Tour, has chosen M2A Media’s M2A Connect to power the delivery of its live tournament feeds. ATP Media required a solution to automate its use of AWS Media Services, while providing an operational managed service so as to centralise the acquisition and distribution […]  More

Game on: What’s possible in low latency streaming?

By Chris Wilson, director of market development, sports, MediaKind Altman Solon’s 2021 Global Sports Survey found sports fans globally watch an average of 3.5 hours of live sports every week. On the surface, this is a promising indication of the value sports fans receive from watching their favourite teams and players in competition. However, the […]  More

Ateme powers Tivify’s low-latency streaming of Champions League Final

Tivify, the OTT television platform owned by Spain’s TVUP Media Telecom, is set to live-stream the UEFA Champions League Final using Ateme’s latest Titan transcoding solutions. Based on the Common Media Application Format (CMAF), which significantly reduces latency, Titan has already been used in one of the only real-life low-latency streaming deployments for an improved viewing experience. […]  More

NewTek unveils CaptureCast micro-broadcasting service

CaptureCast, a multi-input, multi-room recording and live streaming technology to drive active participation, engagement, and experience for remote and hybrid learning, is the latest addition to the NewTek portfolio. The IP-based lecture capture and micro-broadcasting service connects any room on campus or any meeting room in the business to anywhere in the world – thanks […]  More

24i launches 24iQ personalisation and recommendations service

End-to-end video streaming company 24i has launched an advanced new personalisation and content recommendations service, 24iQ. This managed service is the result of the rapid integration of 24i’s existing data team with the technologies and data science expertise of UK-based company The Filter, which was acquired by 24i in April 2022. The 24iQ service is […]  More

Bundesliga Interactive Feed relies on AWS and TeraVolt

Recognising that personalisation is paramount to audience engagement, at the start of the 2021-22 season, DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga launched several fan-first offerings, many of which use Amazon Web Services (AWS). Among these is the league’s Interactive Feed, which is built on TeraVolt’s TVXray. Leveraging a host of AWS Media and AI services, the solution personalises […]  More

Vitec to launch 4K/multichannel HD openGear encoder card at NAB

The MGW Diamond+ OG broadcast-quality openGear (OG) encoder card from Vitec will make its debut at NAB 2022. The MGW Diamond+ OG is a 4K/multichannel HD, HEVC, H.264 and MPEG-2 encoder with SDI and SMPTE-2110 input in an openGear card format. This latest addition to Vitec’s encoding range is suitable for any contribution or point-to-point streaming […]  More

Dizplai partners with Reddit to offer access to community-based content for live producers

Dizplai and Reddit have agreed a new partnership that enables live producers to tap into Reddit’s community-based content. The integration of Reddit’s API with Dizplai gives content creators access to over 100,000 active communities on the platform. Producers can source and display authentic, real-time conversations and curate topical discussions, themes or reactions in their live […]  More