Simplestream, the leader in live, live-2-VOD and on-demand OTT services, has announced the launch of its Sport Video Platform. This end-to-end, cloud-based, white label solution seamlessly enables broadcasters, rights holders and distributors to rapidly launch and maintain next generation OTT services on multiple screens and across territories where the rights permit.
Key features include low latency streaming, live event management, automated generation of video highlights and data integrations for real-time match, league and player stats, plus immersive HTML5 based applications that can sit across any device, so that fans of any sport can be entertained and delighted for hours on end. When it comes to monetisation, Sports Video Platform comes with AVOD/SVOD and PPV models out of the box, so that any league, channel or federation can now generate revenue whilst at the same time learn about their customers through valuable, real time return path data – something that traditional methods of TV delivery can never deliver.
“In a world of TV Everywhere and increased fan engagement, supporters now expect greater interaction with the sports they love,” says Dan Finch, Chief Commercial Officer, Simplestream. “For many sports clubs, federations and leagues, it can often be hard to reach their dedicated fan base effectively, so we’ve built this elegant platform that allows them to do just that – which in turn keeps their fans engaged and hungry for more content. We’ve launched the Sports Video Platform to provide broadcasters and sports leagues, whatever their size, with the simplest route to providing next generation video experiences at a global scale.”