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Eurosport turns to Elemental to enhance online video streaming

20 October 2011
Eurosport turns to Elemental to enhance online video streaming

Leading European sports entertainment group Eurosport has deployed video processing solutions from Elemental to drive the video processing for its live and on-demand multi-platform streaming services.

Working in conjunction with local representative B-Stream, Elemental is providing solutions for both live and on-demand video transcoding. Elemental Service gives Eurosport ‘faster than real-time’ file-based transcoding, while Elemental Live encoders deliver multiple linear adaptive bit-rate 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 (pictured), 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.”

Christian Fadin, director of sales and marketing at B-Stream, added: “Elemental is raising the bar in terms of performance, economics and video quality with this landmark win in the European market. We look forward to continuing our work together in France as we leverage Elemental’s impressive video processing solutions in future integrations.”

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