Vidiator and FM Media help Orange Poland launch UEFA EURO 2012™ live streaming service
London, UK. 31st May 2012: New media delivery specialist Vidiator® has partnered with Polish systems integrators FMS Media and New Vision to enable Orange Poland to provide mobile phone and tablet owners with living room quality live coverage of every match in this summer’s UEFA EURO 2012™ Football Championship hosted by Poland and Ukraine from 8 June – 1 July 2012.
Orange Poland’s service is being empowered by the Vidiator Xenon™ Live platform. Launched today it includes 34 live broadcasting channels. It is expected to attract beyond 5,000 concurrent viewers during match times and can be expanded to 10,000 concurrent streams, enabling fans in Poland to view live coverage of tournament matches wherever they are.
With deployments in over 40 countries worldwide, Vidiator®’s Xenon™ Live platform uniquely enables content owners to use a single platform to deliver live events to multiple device types including mobile, tablet, PC and Connected TV devices, minimizing the need for content providers to source their solutions from multiple vendors.
Next to the ability to encode once and stream everywhere Vidiator®’s solutions provide customers with a host of features aimed at delivering video more efficiently to end users, by that minimizing the risks of setting up a live mobile video service while maximizing the viewing quality and end user experience.
The deployment by FMS Media and New Vision includes a full host of products from Vidiator®’s flagship Xenon™ family including Xenon™ Live Encoder (XLE), the Xenon™ Streaming Server (XSS), and the Xenon™ Service Broker (XSB). Vidiator®, which has a proven pedigree in delivering carrier grade solutions for the telecoms industry.
“EURO 2012 provides a great opportunity for innovation and Orange intends to be at the forefront of this. Our new service will bring EURO 2012 to life for Polish football fans – helping them to share the experience with friends and family whether they are at home, at the tournament or out and about,” said Łukasz Kunicki, Head of Mobile Content, Orange Poland. “In working with FMS Media, New Vision and Vidiator® we know that the high quality technology behind the scenes will ensure delivery of a highly compelling consumer experience.”
“There is a huge global appetite for high quality mobile video content – and people are prepared to pay for content they really want to watch. EURO 2012 will be a great showcase to demonstrate the commercial opportunities available to innovative operators like Orange Poland that embrace mobile video and develop new services to capitalise on the multiscreen revolution.” said Tae Sung Park, CEO, Vidiator
“It’s a genuinely very exciting feeling to know that our platform will be bringing EURO 2012 matches to the phones and tablets of people in Poland,” said Jaroslaw Ciechanowski, CTO FMS Media. “We have worked very closely with Vidiator® on this project to the point at which they are almost an extension of our own team, and it’s this level of cooperation that has made the project a success.”
Orange is a proud sponsor of UEFA EURO 2012™, with Orange Poland acting as the exclusive telecommunications partner in Poland, and Orange and UEFA developing the official mobile application for the tournament.
Vidiator®, a Hutchison Whampoa Company, is a complete solutions provider for the creation and delivery of OTT and mobile video streaming services. Founded in 2002 Vidiator helped create the mobile video streaming market and for over a decade has been an industry pioneer working in partnership with operators, broadcasters and content owners to revolutionise the delivery of video content to multiple screens.
Vidiator®’s blend of innovative technology and unrivalled industry expertise alleviates the business, technical and content challenges involved in the successful deployment of OTT and mobile video streaming services, allowing operators and broadcasters to mitigate risk, focus on their core competencies and successfully monetise the multi-screen revolution.
The company’s flagship “Xenon™” products have now been deployed in more than 40 countries around the world. Vidiator has offices in Europe, Hong Kong and Korea.
About FMS Media
FMS Media is a videos streaming and mobile services provider. FMS Media operate on mobile market since 1998 and provides multimedia and entertainment services in ASP model for polish mobile operators and broadcasters.
FMS Media specialize in designing, providing and managing mobile services covering all aspects necessary to bring new ideas to life.
The first videos streaming service was created and delivered in ASP model for Orange Poland in 2008. Today FMS Media provides different video services in different business model and sales scenarios for all polish mobile operators.
About New Vision
The New Vision (NVT) is IT technology and solution provider located in Poland. The company is owned by people actively working for extending its perspectives accordingly to the aim defined by the business profile.
The mission of NVT is to provide top level and innovative solutions to people who need to make any business or personal use of modern communication technologies. New Vision’s main product is the VCMP platform witch is used as a technology solution for content management in this project.
The Visionary Content Management Platform (VCMP) is a professional platform for wireless carriers and multimedia content providers to acquire, market, sell and distribute any kind of digital content. To increase the user experience and lower the costs of building and using such platform the VCMP was created as an integrated and complex solution to manage multiple Wap/Web storefronts, sales channels and payments collecting mechanisms. The VCMP provides Web interfaces for content providers and marketing teams to easily manage content, storefront presentations, branding and navigation, and apply content and business rules.