Red Bee Media has been contracted to deliver managed OTT services for NLZIET in the Netherlands.
After successfully completing a proof of concept with live streams of the UEFA Champions League in May 2019, Red Bee Media was selected by the live TV and VoD platform for transcoding, packaging and delivery of high-quality streams of live channels and catch-up content.
The proof-of-concept involved testing and demonstrating capabilities in delivering content to connected devices, as well as the ability to handle high numbers of simultaneous users. Red Bee Media delivered Champions League content on a mix of platforms, including mobile devices and smart TVs.
Red Bee Media and NLZIET will continue to develop the streaming service together, expanding volumes and increasing the service quality. With geo-blocking being lifted in the EU this spring, combined with the scalability of the Red Bee Media Managed OTT Services, NLZIET will be able to increase its viewership beyond the Dutch borders.
NLZIET MD Niels Baas said: “Red Bee Media offers a complete OTT solution, where innovation, scalability and a flexible service model have been decisive for our choice of service provider. With this collaboration, NLZIET and Red Bee Media are jointly delivering a flexible, scalable and innovative OTT platform, with which we can offer our subscribers an improved viewing experience.”
Josbert van Rooijen, Red Bee Media head of market area Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe, added: “We are very proud to be able to deliver and develop a next-generation streaming service to Dutch audiences together with NLZIET. Our ambition is to create the best possible viewing experience, with high-quality streams and the best live OTT service on the market.”