Portuguese pay-TV company MEO is employing MediaKind’s media processing and delivery solutions to reduce end-to-end latency on its coverage of this summer’s Euro 2020 football championship.
The company has enhanced its existing deployment of MediaKind’s solutions, including the Video Storage and Processing Platform (VSPP), which enables MEO to deliver its premium live sporting coverage with significantly reduced latency to viewers watching via streaming devices.
MEO recently employed the solution to deliver low-latency coverage of the UEFA Champions League final at the end of May.
According to MediaKind, the low latency solution enables broadcasters and operators to deliver live content to consumers using ABR technology for OTT or streaming services.
José Pedro Nascimento, engineering and operations director, Altice Portugal, said: “For live events such as football, low latency is crucial to ensure that TV viewers can enjoy all the action first hand, being the first to celebrate the goals scored by their favourite teams. Working with MediaKind enables us to continually enhance live sports content delivery such as the recent UEFA Champions League final.”