Canal del Fútbol deploying Elemental for football VOD

Canal del Fútbol (CDF), the owner of the Chilean league rights, is using Elemental Live video processing systems for its Estadio CDF subscription video on demand (SVOD) online streaming platform. The deployment is supported by Elemental partner Mediastream in Latin America.

Launched in late 2012, Estadio CDF does not require viewers to subscribe to a pay TV service but rather pay a monthly fee to access content. Subscribers are able to watch live football matches from Chile’s Soccer League via the Internet with connected TV sets, PCs, Smart TVs, Macs or tablets. CDF plans to use the channel to promote content such as the Campeonato Nacional de Futbol Profesional Petrobras and Copa de Chile matches to viewers in Chile and all over the world, particularly Chileans living outside of the country.

Elemental systems allow CDF to create video streams of sports programming in real-time and to ensure optimal image quality on a variety of devices. In its selection of Elemental, CDF cited the systems’ flexibility, powerful video processing and high-quality video output.

“Elemental plays a key role in our multiscreen expansion,” says Samuel Hes, manager of multiplatform for CDF. “The powerful GPU-based video processing uniquely available with Elemental systems, the overall simplicity in deploying them and strong local support from Elemental have helped us dramatically reduce our time to market and to increase access for our subscribers.”

“CDF has pioneered a truly remarkable multiscreen sports broadcast service with its CDF Estadio SVOD online streaming platform,” says Dan Marshall, SVP of worldwide sales and service for Elemental. “We are pleased to partner with Mediastream to offer CDF a solution that reduces costs, saves power and improves video quality.”

“We chose Elemental for its capacity to deliver very high quality processing and encoding of live video and for its flexibility, which allowed a smooth integration with our CDN and OVP platform,” says Luis Ahumada, CEO of Mediastream. “The same use case for OTT will be utilised very soon with content partners in Brazil and Colombia.”

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