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Discovery Communications Selects Simplestream to Live Stream the TBS Six Nations Rugby in Italy

Simplestream are pleased to announce that they have been selected by Discovery’s DMAX Italia to stream the RBS Six Nations Rugby in Italy. The RSB Six Nations Rugby tournament kicks off on Saturday February 1st 2014, with Wales playing Italy at the Millen

London(31 Jan 2014)

Simplestream are pleased to announce that they have been selected by Discovery’s DMAX Italia to stream the RBS Six Nations Rugby in Italy. The RSB Six Nations Rugby tournament kicks off on Saturday February 1, 2014, with Wales playing Italy at the Millennium Stadium.

Discovery Networks, recently announced that they have signed a four-year deal exclusively acquiring sports rights to broadcast across TV, online and mobile platforms in Italy.

Dan Finch, Director of Simplestream commented, "We are delighted to have been selected by Discovery to provide the simulcast service for such a prestigious event such as the RBS Six Nations.  We have proven that our technology is robust for the biggest broadcasters and we look forward to being Discovery's technical provider across any of their OTT requirements."

About Simplestream:

Simplestream, founded in 2010, has grown to become a leading provider of multi-platform live streaming and catch-up TV services to broadcast and media companies.  Its’ Media Manager, Media Hub and Media Player technologies simplify over the top (OTT) video operations and work-flows. Offering a cost-effective SaaS pricing model, Simplestream’s services are optimised for the sports, music, news, entertainment and teleshopping sectors. Please go to www.simplestream.com for further information.