RTVE and deltatre ink Olympic deal
Radio Televisión Española (RTVE) and digital media sport specialist deltatre have announced a partnership for the 2012 London Olympic Games, which will see Spanish viewerse able to access thousands of hours of live Olympic sporting competitions online and through mobile devices in HD, while interacting with realtime data on PC and mobile devices.
The idea is that, together with deltatre’s OVA (Olympic mobile Video Applications), RTVE.es will be able to offer its viewers far more than the traditional live video streaming, adding features such as picture-in-picture, quad view and timeline navigation both live and on-demand. The services also provide realtime data timelines and mobile overlays to help the consumer easily navigate throughout all the content.
The video content will be hosted on Microsoft’s Windows Azure Media Services, enabling multi-platform consumption with a single encode. The video will be delivered using Microsoft’s Smooth Streaming technology in order to give fans the highest possible video quality that their devices can display.
Ricardo Villa, Director of RTVE.es, said: “We are offering the Spanish audience the best web and mobile Olympic experience far greater than ever before. At RTVE.es we are aware that fans expect to be able to access content from anywhere via any digital device. And the London 2012 Olympic Games will set a milestone in the way people enjoys sports content in multiple devices.”