Octoshape Serves Up French Open Streaming for Tennis Channel
Octoshape, an industry leader in cloud-based streaming technology, and America ONE Sports, a leading provider of live broadband sports, are providing video streaming services at the French Open for the Tennis Channel for the third consecutive year.
Tennis Channel is providing more than 200 hours of coverage of the French Open, the premier clay-court tournament in the world and second of the four Grand Slam tournaments. The network is providing a live stream from its web site that allows online viewers to watch all the coverage for free.
“America ONE Sports and Octoshape have given Tennis Channel viewers the opportunity to watch the French Open where they want, when they want,” says Robyn Miller, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Tennis Channel.
The consumer experience includes both live and video on demand, as well as advanced features such as instant rewind, picture-in-picture viewing and proprietary bonus features developed by America ONE Sports, such as live chat and real time event statistics. America ONE’s sister company, ONE CONNXT, an award-winning leader in broadcast delivery, is providing the contribution transport technology so fans will not miss a moment of the excitement.
“This will be our third year providing broadband distribution for the French Open utilizing our partnership with Tennis Channel. Each year we truly try to push the envelope on features to enhance the user experience for this marquee event,” says Paul Dingwitz, Chief Technology Officer, ONE Media Corp.
The video broadcast is delivered to over-the-top consumers via Octoshape’s Infinite HD-M Federated Multicast Broadband TV platform. This technology enables the quality, scale and economics of traditional broadcast TV over the Internet. Telco and cable operators that are part of the Infinite HD-M Federated network receive the signals via native IP Multicast in a way that allows them to easily manage large volumes of traffic without upgrading their Internet capacity – ensuring a technically smoother streaming experience regardless of the usage.
“We are very proud to again be selected to support the Tennis Channel for the French Open,” adds Michael Koehn Milland, CEO of Octoshape. “We continue to raise the bar for providing TV to broadband-connected devices, and this year is no exception.”