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Matchroom Live launches, Lawo in VSM update, Brightcove aids Blick TV, and more

TVBEurope rounds up the latest product and tech news from ATEME, Brightcove, Lawo, and StreamAMG

Matchroom Sports launches OTT platform 

Matchroom Sport has announced the launch of its Matchroom Live streaming service. 

The platform, built and operated by StreamAMG, will provide consumers with access to Matchroom’s archive live sports content. Fresh archive footage will be added on an ongoing basis. 

Matchroom has also said that “Fans will also be able to live stream ongoing events through a subscription package and pay-per-view options in territories without current broadcast rights holders.” 

Matchroom Live is accessible via a dedicated video platform, and can be cast to a number of connected devices including consoles and smart TVs. The service will also allow consumers to watch up to four live events at once with the ‘QuadPlay’ view.

Lawo VSM Release 2020-2 coming this summer

Lawo has announced that a new VSM Release 2020-2 will be available this summer. 

The update to the company’s VSM IP broadcast control system will provide further enhancements for live broadcast production. The new Flow State Master functionality ensures operational security for IP-based production environments.  

The Wallboxing functionality allows various devices to be moved across an API-controlled IP infrastructure and maintains flow connectivity in large and multi-studio environments.. 

Network Bridging allows “two or more independent VSM-controlled IP installs to share relevant sources. Typical applications are nationwide facility connections, truck-to-facility connections, and increasingly also truck-to-truck connections.” 

ATEME helps RTL Luxembourg adapt for COVID-19

Video delivery solutions provider ATEME has announced that RTL Luxembourg has made use of its 90-day free software video transcoding licences to adapt its video operations and channel line-up in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

“This outbreak is a moment in which broadcasters need to demonstrate resilience, agility, helpfulness and the ability to pivot,” said Tom Weber, Digital Director at RTL Luxembourg.

Switzerland’s first digital TV channel up and running 

Brightcove has made public its involvement in Blick TV, Switzerland’s first 24/7 digital TV channel which was launched in February. 

The new channel runs on Brightcove Live and Video Cloud and offers  a live and video-on-demand viewing experience online at, as well as in the Blick app for mobile devices (iOS and Android).

Blick TV broadcasts live breaking national news stories, as well as international news stories through its partnership with CNN. 

According to the statement, the launch of Blick TV “highlights the importance for media companies to move towards a mobile-first, video-driven content strategy given the major shift in the way people prefer to consume content.”