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Televisão Independente Portugal Selects Octoshape Infinite HD-M to Deliver 2012 UEFA Championship
Portuguese broadband TV audiences to enjoy UEFA football with high quality, uninterrupted viewing experiences
Cop(26 Jun 2012)
Octoshape announced they have been chosen by TVI Portugal as the exclusive provider of video streaming services for the 2012 UEFA Championship.
TVI is the main FTA TV channel in Portugal and has led the market in audience size since 2005. This year, TVI is providing streaming video coverage of Portuguese football matches in high quality to over-the-top (OTT) audiences. Viewers will be able to enjoy advanced features from the TVI video experience, such as Digital Video Recording features (DVR), preventing them from missing a moment of this highly anticipated sporting event.
The linear video delivery for the UEFA Championship is delivered to consumers via the Octoshape Infinite HD-M Federated Multicast Broadband TV platform. This technology enables the quality, scale and economics of traditional broadcast technologies over the public Internet. Telco and cable operators that are part of the Infinite HD-M Federated network receive the signals via native IP Multicast in a way that allows them to easily manage large volumes of traffic without needing to upgrade their Internet capacity.
"We required a solution that could handle the unpredictable scale of these highly viewed matches," said Fernando Soares, Technical Director, Media Capital Digital - TVI. "However, we also needed to provide a very high quality to our audience, and keep costs under control. Octoshape exceeded our expectations on all marks."
"We are excited to work with TVI on the UEFA Championships," said Michael Koehn Milland, CEO of Octoshape. "Our Infinite HD-M platform enabled us to directly target the needs of this event, delivering the quality and scale of traditional broadcast TV over the Internet."
Streaming media innovator Octoshape provides the enabling technology required to bring TV Quality, TV Scale and TV Economics to the public Internet. The company is writing the next chapter of content delivery for broadband IP TV services. The Octoshape approach is more scalable, flexible and affordable than traditional content delivery (CDN) schemes, while providing feature-rich, high-quality viewing to the largest of audiences. For more information visit www.octoshape.com.
TVI has been the FTA audience leader in Portugal since 2005 (in prime time, since 2001). TVI has maintained consistent positioning and strategy along the years, with its main focus on national drama and entertainment, along with sports and international drama, based on cinema and major TV series. TVI's network of sites and apps also draws the largest of audiences. For more information visit www.tvi.pt and www.mediacapital.pt/