Rio 2016: Radio Televisión Española, Viasat Tap deltatre for Digital Coverage
Radio Televisión Española (RTVE) has appointed global sport media services company deltatre to build and design RTVE’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games website, smartphone, and tablet apps. Scandinavian broadcaster Viasat also has appointed deltatre to step up their Olympic digital coverage with the built and support of their Olympic Games’ desktop website at https://stats.viasatsport.se
Radio Televisión Española (RTVE)
In the follow-up of their successful collaboration around the London 2012 Olympic Games – for which RTVE received the Iris Award for best coverage – the two companies have again set to deliver the most comprehensive Olympic coverage to fans across web, mobile, tablet, games consoles, and smart TVs.
“We reached our best Olympic digital standards partnering with deltatre in the past; we are thrilled to be able to offer our fans another first-class Olympic experience, making great, exclusive content accessible from anywhere and on any digital device,” says Alejandro Vega, Chief Digital Officer at RTVE.
deltatre is providing the Spanish broadcaster with its innovative data integrated video player Diva and responsive website solution Forge – supplying a host of online video, results and editorial features with up to 19 live video streams delivered through Microsoft’s Azure Media Services. RTVE has also selected deltatre’s Pocket app solution to deliver fans real-time results from all the competitions, live and on-demand enriched video content through its interactive enhanced video player and editorial content that can be consumed wherever they want, on their mobile devices.
“Fans need a great digital coverage to fully experience the excitement of the Olympic Games more than for any other sport event. We are delighted to grow our relationship with RTVE, helping them again to offer a terrific viewing experience of the world’s greatest multi-sport event. With our solutions and passion we are bringing together RTVE’s Olympic community close to the action and their favorite athletes as the drama unfolds in Rio,” says Bastien Lacheny, Commercial Director (France, Benelux, Spain) at deltatre.
Looking to make the experience more immersive, Viasat’s sophisticated, event-based Olympic touch-point is built on deltatre’s sport-specific website solution, Forge – supplying live results and editorial content around all 42 different sport disciplines.
“We want to present and promote our Olympic coverage in ways that give the best possible experience for our audiences. It was important for us to collaborate with deltatre to tap from their innovativeness as well as passion for always pushing the boundaries of digital sports further,” says Bartek Gudowski, CTO at Viasat.
The site aggregates all of Viasat’s Olympic content seamlessly with a focus on official results and calendar, data and live timing, in-depth event and discipline schedules to bring audiences additional real-time, live sporting coverage from Rio.
“Fans need a compelling digital coverage to fully experience the excitement of the Olympic Games more than for any other sport event. We are glad to support Viasat in this, thanks to our sport-specific CMS and our long lasting experience. We aim to deliver fans all the complexity of such a rich event through engaging and cutting edge digital solutions,” says Lacheny.