Eurosport Enhances Online Video Streaming with Solutions from Elemental
Elemental partners with B-Stream to provide high-quality video for multiscreen services
London, UK – October 17, 2011 – Elemental Technologies, the leading provider of video processing solutions that enable multiscreen content delivery, today announced that Eurosport, Europe's leading sports entertainment group, has deployed Elemental solutions to drive the video processing for its live and on-demand multiplatform streaming services.
In conjunction with local representative B-Stream, Elemental is providing solutions to the media giant for both live and on-demand video transcoding. Elemental Server gives Eurosport faster than real time file-based transcoding while Elemental Live encoders deliver multiple linear adaptive bitrate channels to devices such as the iPad and iPhone. Streaming video powered by Elemental is also available online from Eurosport through the company’s popular Eurosport/Yahoo site and player.
“Eurosport requires solutions that provide a bridge between traditional video and IP-based networks and that deliver ease-of-use, manageability and high-quality output in a footprint and cost model that doesn’t burden our existing operations,” said Marc Amiot, CIO of Eurosport. “With the processing power of Elemental’s solutions, Eurosport can quickly and economically expand content well beyond the 50,000 videos in our current library while improving video quality and increasing the number of live-to-Internet distribution feeds. The Elemental platform lets Eurosport encode up to 12 different versions of Eurosport content and soon up to 16 supplementary event bonus feeds simultaneously, in formats compatible with PC, iPhone/iPad and connected TV.”
“Elemental seeks customers and partners that expand the concept of what is possible in video streaming to PC, tablet and mobile devices,” said John Nemeth Elemental Director, EMEA. “Eurosport is committed to providing its passionate fans with on-demand and live content on more devices than ever before and we are proud to help them execute on their vision for delivering content on their fans’ terms.”
“Elemental is raising the bar in terms of performance, economics and video quality with this landmark win in the European market,” noted Christian Fadin, director of sales and marketing at B-Stream. “We look forward to continuing our work together in France as we leverage Elemental’s impressive video processing solutions in future integrations.”
Elemental Technologies is the leading provider of video processing solutions that enable multiscreen content delivery. The company’s award-winning products help content programmers, service providers and broadcasters bring video to any screen, at any time – all at once. Seven of the top ten media companies in the United States, including CBS, Comcast and Disney rely on unmatched solutions from Elemental. Founded in 2006, Elemental is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. To learn more, visit www.elementaltechnologies.com and follow us on Twitter @elementaltech.
About Eurosport Group
The Eurosport Group is Europe's leading sports entertainment group. Eurosport, the n°1 pan-European TV channel, broadcasts in 20 languages and reaches 125 million homes across 59 countries. Eurosport HD is the high definition simulcast of Eurosport. Eurosport 2 broadcasts to 52 million households in 17 languages across 47 countries. Eurosport 2 HD was launched in August 2009. Eurosport Asia-Pacific reaches 17 countries in the region and launched an HD channel in September 2011. Eurosportnews is the sports news channel transmitted worldwide. Eurosport.com, Europe's n°1 online sports destination, has 15 million unique users per month (comScore) across an international network of sports websites in 11 languages, including Yahoo! co-branded sites in Germany, Spain, Italy and the UK. The Eurosport.com free mobile applications are available in 10 languages. Eurosport Player, Eurosport's web TV service, provides LIVE and on-demand sports to fans' PCs in 59 countries and the Player mobile application is available in 5 countries. Eurosport Events is the group's expert division in the management and promotion of international sporting events. For more information, please visit www.eurosportcorporate.com
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