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Live Events

The ultimate solution for your live content

The ultimate solution for your live content

Content is king, and it makes your viewers’ experience even more special when delivered in real-time.

Unforgettable sporting moments, life-defining events narrated as they unfold, these become milestones for years to come.

Bring your content to life and seamlessly distribute it to your audience with our Live Events solutions, controlling every single aspect, end-to-end. Reduced time to market, delivery at scale, and a strong cloud-based architecture will allow your content offering to become part of unprecedented experiences.

Key features

Reach a global audience with fully managed workflows for live streaming

Schedule live events with external or cloud-based encoding

Manage event configurations from a single dashboard

Configure and edit each stream on a ‘per channel basis’

Define blackouts by time or program

Geo-locate your content, playback via two-digit ISO country codes

Easy to manage

Enrich your content offering with an out-of-the-box solution to manage the end-to-end delivery of your live content.

Scalability

Deliver at scale, regardless of whether you are looking to create a single live stream or channels with 24/7 distribution of content.

Content syndication

Syndicate your live content to any affiliate platform partners, and social media channels with enhanced opportunities for monetisation.

Live? It’s never been this easy

Architecture

Benefit from a fully managed, cloud-based streaming workflow. Redundancy, auto-failover and multi-DRM are included as a standard. Optionally support low-latency live streaming, CDN switching and server-side ad-replacement.

Global scale

With our cloud-based infrastructure, we ensure an equally great quality of stream no matter where in the world your fans might be. We automatically scale your service for your audience size, meaning you never pay for more bandwidth than you need.

Authentication

Simplestream’s optional Authentication solution lets you add user sign-up, sign-in, and access control to your web and mobile apps quickly and easily. The solution scales on demand to hundreds of thousands of users and supports sign-in with all major social identity providers.

Payments

Simplestream’s optional Payments solutions support a full range of billing options including one-time purchases and subscriptions.

  • Multi-currency support
  • Discount codes
  • Integrated with 30+ payment gateways
  • In-app purchases

App Platform

Your live events are fully integrated with Simplestream's proprietary App Platform, allowing you to launch your offering quickly and in a cost-effective way – enabling a seamless, multi-device experience.

24/7 support

Every live operation requires seamless attention to detail. Our support teams can assist your organisation throughout the entire length of your event. On-venue or from anywhere in the world, at any time. Our fully managed 24/7 support will ensure successful delivery.

Your success is at the core of what we do

Learn from our clients’ stories

How Simplestream powered the Tokyo 2020 edition of the Paralympic Games on Channel 4, with out-of-the-box OTT services on a fully accessible, responsive website. Access the full case study.

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How Simplestream supported the launch of TN Marketing’s Craftsy OTT services to mobile and tablet devices with an OVP-agnostic, out-of-the-box solution.

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Learn how Simplestream helped GB News to design and launch a range of brand-new OTT services as part of a complex and challenging project.

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Don’t take our word for it. Hear from our customers

We are delighted to be collaborating with Simplestream to develop the next stage of our full digital-lifecycle distribution platform. In doing so, we continue to build out a platform that increases engagement, providing best-in-class access to the widest range of premium theatre production.

Stuart Barr

General Manager

Digital Theatre

Simplestream launched the POP Player across a number of different platforms quickly and smoothly. Narrative Entertainment have continued to have a strong relationship in order to deliver a number of exciting and innovative feature developments.

Chloe Barnard

Head of Digital

POP

Simplestream have enabled us to provide a custom live and on demand solution for our audience overseas with over 40 channels. Our particular requirements are niche and Simplestream have supported the development of our product roadmap with enthusiasm and professionalism.

Jenny​ Andrews

Head of Product

bfbs TV

It was critical for Channel 4 to be able to offer our live streams to OTT viewers in an accessible environment. Simplestream’s platform was easy to integrate with our services, it satisfied our requirement of flexibility to work with third parties and high levels of stability throughout the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Channel 4

Channel 4

We undertook a rigorous procurement process which validated the technical robustness and flexibility of the Simplestream solution. A very pleasant additional benefit was the ‘can-do’ and positive attitude displayed unfailingly by the Simplestream teams towards what was certainly not the least challenging set of tasks.

Marc Schipper

Chief Operating Officer

GB News