Eurovision enlists Net Insight for EURO 2016 coverage
Eurovision has partnered with media transport specialist Net Insight to support its live coverage of the UEFA European football championships. Net Insight’s solution will be used for contribution and primary distribution of media services, including for the 4K-produced matches.
As a result of the new agreement, Net Insight’s solutions will be used by Eurovision for the foreseeable future.
“Television audiences today demand best-in-class live services when tuning in to watch live coverage of games during showpiece occasions, such as the European Championships,” said Graham Warren, director of network at Eurovision.
“We have a strategic, long-standing partnership with Net Insight that spans more than 10 years. Delivery of live coverage of European football is core business at Eurovision and together with Net Insight we can meet and exceed customer expectations in delivering high-quality live TV.”
Fredrik Tumegård, CEO of Net Insight, added: “Service providers need to prepare for the growing demand from consumers for rewarding and engaging live TV experiences, as well as adapting to the changes taking place across the media value chain.
“Our background and capabilities in sports live TV, and the entire broadcasting media value chain, means we have the expertise, and the technology, that will contribute to the success of Eurovision’s live coverage of European football over its sophisticated and worldwide spanning Eurovision network. This remains the cornerstone of our mission to help customers stay competitive in a rapidly changing and increasingly demanding media and broadcast world.”