NAB 2019: Ooyala Flex Media Platform Helps Launch OTT Platform for France’s Ligue de Football Professionnel

Ooyala (Booth SV1000) has signed the latest of a rapidly growing roster of new clients, Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) — the league home of the 2018 World Cup champions — for the Ooyala Flex Media Platform, Ooyala’s flexible and configurable content supply chain optimization platform that automates tasks, simplifies workflows and speeds up the time-to-market for content creators and distributors. The Ooyala Flex Media Platform will play a critical role in LFP’s new video service, helping LFP manage metadata and video assets across its operations, optimize workflows with automation and streamline delivery to platforms and viewers.

The assignment grew out of Ooyala’s collaboration with Microsoft, with whom LFP contracted to help manage its digital upgrade and launch its new video platform. Microsoft in turn reached out to Ooyala to handle the video components, customizing a workflow that could work with legacy LFP systems and requirements, and getting LFP video to consumers quickly, efficiently and profitably.

“This new relationship is an exciting addition to Ooyala’s presence in France and our dramatic growth throughout Europe” said Jonathan Huberman, CEO, Ooyala. “LFP’s ambitions to distribute their video content not only throughout France, but also globally, required an entirely new platform and the right partners to supplement their own staff. LFP is playing on a new level, and they’ll need the flexibility and functionality of the Ooyala Flex Media Platform to get their content on every device, platform and in every language to reach their growing legion of fans worldwide.”

“To launch our new video service, we needed a solution that could not only handle our needs today, but grow with us into the future,” said Olivier Imbert, CIO, LFP. “The Ooyala Flex Media platform can do just that. It integrates seamlessly with our existing technology and systems, and is highly scalable to address new and more complex workflows as our service expands to reach new viewers across the world.”

LFP is the governing body for France’s major professional football championships — overseeing, organizing, and managing the top two championships in France, Ligue 1 Conforama and Domino’s Ligue 2 — and is also responsible for the country’s 44 professional football clubs as well as its yearly cup competition, the Coupe de la Ligue BKT.

Ooyala, a leading provider of software and services that simplify the complexity of producing, streaming and monetizing video, developed the Ooyala Flex Media Platform to connect the entire video content supply chain for broadcasters and content owners, from production to profit. The platform provides central workflows, shared metadata infrastructure, and open APIs to integrate with existing systems and to provide a single source of truth for the content owners.

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