Ericsson, Agama get set for interactive viewing experience at 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships

Video service quality assurance specialist Agama Technologies has been selected by Ericsson to monitor and assure the next-generation, interactive viewing experience that it is creating for the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, taking place in Falun, Sweden, from February 18 to March 1.

As the digital experience partner for the Falun2015 event, Ericsson is providing the Ericsson Networked Event, a solution to enable an enhanced and ‘beyond skiing’ experience to mobile device users all over the world. For this 12-day championships, the Ericsson Networked Event combines both live TV, VoD and competition data into a downloadable application for iOS, Android and Windows PC. Ericsson has turned to Agama for effective monitoring and quality assurance of the streaming video within this platform.

Cecilia Atterwall, head of strategy, marketing and communications at Global Services at Ericsson, says: “Via the apps and the website, spectators will be able to access real-time information about competitors, statistics, the history of the event, schedules, transport to the venue, parking, places of interest and much more. The apps will also be useful for volunteers, media representatives and other target groups that require information or need to communicate during the World Championships. Never before has the FIS World Ski Championships been as easily accessible. We have combined many great product lines in Ericsson to create the Ericsson Networked Event platform and we’re pleased to have Agama onboard as a valuable partner for the critical service assurance aspects.”

Mikael Dahlgren, CEO at Agama, adds: “This virtual interactive arena is a true advancement of the viewing experience. We’re proud to be a part of the next-gen event-based service enablement platform that Ericsson is debuting at Falun2015. We are a vendor in the technical forefront and these kinds of innovative TV services are an emerging and exciting segment for us to explore going forward.”

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