Multiple broadcasters delivering EURO 2016 action with Vimond Highlights
Vimond Highlights is being used by broadcasters such as TV4, TV2 and SVT to accelerate the delivery of key moments and ensure that online viewers get the action almost instantly.
“The ever-growing online audience is increasingly sophisticated and demanding, and these broadcasters are raising the stakes to give viewers a premium experience that compares very well with the television service,” said Miguel Silva, EVP sales & marketing, Vimond. “Particularly in a major sports tournament, speed of delivery is critical, and Vimond Highlights optimises a broadcaster’s performance so that the online content is available for viewers right in the heat of the moment.”
Vimond Highlights has enhanced video highlight extraction and distribution from live streams by reducing the time required from hours to seconds. Vimond Highlights’ lightweight software allows broadcaster to use existing infrastructures, yet gain speed in clip production and distribution to social media.
Editors work in a responsive web interface connected to the Vimond Highlights server, and can operate from anywhere, pausing, rewinding and fast forwarding the stream through a completely keyboard-driven workflow complete with familiar shortcuts. Prepared clips can be immediately published to the broadcaster’s VOD portal, news site, to social media sites, CDN, or wherever Vimond Highlights is configured to push the files.
After switching to Vimond Highlights for major event coverage, broadcasters such as TV2 have been able to deliver more than three times the online content, while using only a small fraction of the editorial staff resources required before.
Prominent Vimond Highlights users worldwide include TV4 (Olympics), NRK (World Cup), DR (X Factor) and Reuters TV.