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.


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


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.


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.


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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How Simplestream revamped an existing set of OTT applications for the subscription-based sports service GAAGO owned and operated by RTÉ and GAA.

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

Since we joined forces with Simplestream, the content management systems have allowed us to better commercialise an archive of over 100,000 videos, and distribute live streams at over 1,000 race-meetings a year. They proactively help us improve the services we can offer – both B2B and B2C – with speedy and efficient support when required.

Will Hayler

Head of Digital Content

Racing TV

This new GAAGO-Simplestream integration brings a quality multi-platform experience to GAAGO's direct-to-consumer and white label B2B customers. Viewers expect content to be available across a choice of devices, and expanding our app offering to TV screens is a crucial part of the next phase of GAAGO's development.

Peter McKenna



Reliability is the key deliverable when it comes to streaming live sport as fans expect a seamless, uninterrupted experience from sign-up right through to the final whistle. The Simplestream platform has provided an ideal foundation for URC TV to continue to innovate and deliver a top-quality product to our fans.

Tom Lister

Chief Marketing Officer


We are very excited to be working with Simplestream, who we chose as partners after a long global search. Our mission at TVSN to deliver a first-class experiential shopping experience for our customers 'Anywhere Anytime', has truly come to life with TVSN Now.

Judy Deuchar

Chief Executive Officer


PBS America on Freeview Play is our first streaming catch up service in the UK and Simplestream have been impressive in terms of their expertise and collaboration in working with us and our other tech partners.

Richard Kingsbury

General Manager

PBS America

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


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 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