Live Events

The ultimate solution for your live content

Reach a global audience

Fully managed live event streaming for premium content

Live Streaming

Scale without limits and simplify your live streaming infrastructure with cloud based encoding, low latency streaming and optional DRM.

Live-2-VOD

Automated VOD creation from Live means instant access to an event replay or effortless creation of highlights.

Events Schedule

Set reminders or book online for total access to live events across multiple platforms.

Self Service

Events can be created automatically or manually in Media Manager. This can include multiple streams for different camera angles or concurrent events.

Customisation

Events can have custom start and end times that can be adjusted post event in-case of slippage.  Custom start and end posters can be added aspart of the pre or post event stream.

Rights Management

Events can be restricted to only playback in specific geographies or to specific device types.

Automatic Monitoring

Monitor all the existing streams running simultaneously, at a glance, with a dedicated Mosaic view.

3rd Party Data Driven Events

Events can be automatically generated using 3rd party meta-data to input the start and end time of an event.

Architecture

Cloud-based workflow for flexibility and resilience

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

Grow as you grow, and only use what you need

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

Authentication

Simple and secure user sign-up, sign-in, and access control

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 social identity providers such as Facebook, Google, Apple and Twitter amongst others.

Payments

Deliver a world of payment options and seamless checkout experiences

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

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

App Platform

Live events, fully integrated

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

24/7 Support

No matter where or when, we ensure flawless event delivery

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 take care of your successful delivery.

Client Stories

Our clients are at the heart of what we do. Learn more about us through the case studies below.

Case STUdy

At The Races

At The Races is a digital partner to Sky Sports Racing. It broadcasts coverage of domestic, European, and international horse racing events. Simplestream was appointed to provide a tablet extension – as well as offline viewing capability – to the At The Races mobile betting app, in order to enable it to extend reach and services.

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Bare Knuckle TV

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC)  is an innovative sporting brand described by fans as the next UFC. As part of a plan to expand to international audiences by providing their fan bases with new ways to enjoy their content, BKFC chose Simplestream to build and launch their OTT services across multiple devices. Built on App Platform, BKTV has quickly become the new home for bare-knuckle fighting content, with subscribers able to access live events and VOD content on any device, anywhere in the world, unlocking global audiences.

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Channel 4

Channel 4 – the British free-to-air public-service television network – chose Simplestream to build an over-the-top (OTT) video platform to support the online coverage of the Tokyo 2020 edition of the Paralympic Games, from the opening ceremony to the closing moments, and across all the sporting events. Built on App Platform and with a website that complied with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 standards, the service was provisioned to handle multiple live concurrent streams, on-demand video, and included adaptive bitrate encoding (ABR) for up to 10 profiles.

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Racing TV

Racing UK is a leading provider of live horse racing action, broadcasting over 4,000 live races from 34 of the UK’s top racecourses every year. Simplestream powers – through its proprietary Media Manager – Racing TV, the international multi-screen service, leveraging the Live-2-VOD dedicated module that automatically generates VOD assets, within minutes of broadcast. The solution also enables Racing UK to extend low-cost pay-per-view (PPV) services by allowing payments to be made through consumers’ mobile phone bills.

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SIS

SIS, a leading provider of horse and greyhound racing streams to bookmakers, appointed Simplestream to build a bespoke API and low latency live streaming solution. The objective was to deliver 100s of streams to millions of punters globally, including content syndication and reporting of video streams to leading bookmakers such as Sky Bet, Paddy Power and Bet365.

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Power your live events with our solution, built in as little as six weeks with Simplestream

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