Vimond Gives Rightsholders an Ecosystem for Monetizing Sports Online

Vimond Media Solutions (Booth SL10310) has introduced Vimond Sports Experience, a sports-specific online-viewing service for the Vimond Platform, enabling users to create extraordinary online environments for sports fans.

Vimond Sports Experience is a suite of modular and flexible player and application frameworks that form an ecosystem for monetizing sports online, enabling broadcasters to take full advantage of their sports-broadcasting rights. With it, broadcasters are able to give fans a way to watch live and on-demand sports events across multiple devices through an extensive and feature-rich universal player, for an interactive viewing experience they cannot get from traditional television. Value-added features — statistics, polls, maps, chat, sharing — help keep viewers involved and collaborating across the screens, growing a community of loyal spectators.

The live-sports ecosystem enables broadcasters to offer online TV subscribers totally interactive video players created for specific sports, such as ice hockey or soccer. In addition to allowing subscribers to watch live or on-demand matches online with full DVR and time-shifting capabilities, Vimond Sports Experience enables viewers to switch cameras to see additional angles or live streams; chat with other viewers; publish comments to Facebook; review team statistics, match lineups, and other facts; and much more — all within Vimond’s player framework, with tabs and overlaying information fields.

Vimond Sports Experience is the end-user–facing counterpart to the modular, flexible framework Vimond developed specifically for sports-rights holders. It is part of a broad suite of application frameworks in the Vimond frontend layer known as the Vimond Experience. The backend Sports Experience framework acts as a layer between Vimond’s APIs and the portal, tying everything together and enabling programmers to create rich experiences for sports fans in weeks instead of months.

Because the Vimond Sports Experience framework contains a library of sports-oriented features already implemented on Vimond APIs, broadcasters can quickly and easily style a sports site with the desired look and features, rather than having to build the site from scratch and then figure out how to implement its features. The Vimond Sports Experience framework supports all player formats, including Flash, HTML5, and Silverlight.

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