Discovery Inc has opened a new €40 million technology hub in Hilversum which will be used for the distribution and storage of live sport productions, including this summer’s Olympic Games.
The technology hub, which is based at the Hilversum media park, is said to be one of the largest of its kind and offers direct access to a private Cloud for live sports productions across all of Eurosport’s channels in Europe.
According to Alco de Jong, country manager for Discover Benelux, the new hub is a “direct consequence of our strategy to give Eurosport a more local face and to deepen our sports offering.
“In addition, this state-of-the-art facility provides even more flexibility and gives us the space to serve the passion for sport of Dutch viewers on all platforms, including the Eurosport Player,” he said.
Kasia Kieli, president and MD, Discovery EMEA, added: “We have established a long-term partnership with the Netherlands and this new investment is an important next step to grow our European activities in this vibrant digital media hub.”