Zype Enables Live OTT Delivery of Sports Content
The Sports Video Group is pleased to welcome Zype as a corporate sponsor. Headquartered in New York City, Zype is an OTT distribution platform that makes it easy for content owners to build and manage successful direct-to-consumer video businesses.
The Zype Live tool enables sports broadcasters to provide the audience with an incredible live-viewing experience. It powers the whole live video broadcast, including management, distribution, and easy monetization for season-pass subscription, pay-per-view events, and more. All live streams can be delivered to any endpoint — including mobile, web, and OTT platforms — and are always automatically archived to VOD.
“We’ve seen firsthand from our customers how live streaming and video on demand is changing the way people watch sports,” says co-founder/COO Chris Bassolino. “Sports fans are not only demanding but expecting anytime, anywhere access, and they’re willing to pay a premium. There’s never been a more exciting time to be in sports broadcasting, and we look forward to collectively contributing to the future of sports content and distribution alongside the innovative sports-video community of SVG.”
According to the company, Zype makes it easy to import, curate, and manage videos, then deliver content to endpoints on such devices as Apple TV, iOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire, and smart TVs. Content owners are always in control of audience data and revenue streams, with the flexibility to monetize with SVOD, AVOD, TVOD, or a hybrid model. The Zype platform supports both video on demand and live video with turnkey automation that facilitates complex video workflows.
Users can gain instant visibility on business growth and revenue with Zype’s single-pane-of-glass analytics dashboard. With the power of more than 20 metrics, content owners can make confident decisions for the future of their video businesses.
Launched in 2014, Zype also has offices in Los Angeles and was the 2015 SXSW Accelerator winner in the entertainment- and content-technology category.