Tennis Channel selects partners for French Open
ATLANTA — Octoshape and America ONE Sports announced today that they have again been chosen by Tennis Channel as the exclusive provider of video streaming services for the prestigious 111th French Open on TennisChannel.com.
“Supporting the French Open for the Tennis Channel again this year is a testament to our commitment to TV quality video”
This year the linear video is delivered to consumers via the Octoshape Infinite HD-M Federated Multicast Broadband TV platform. This technology enables the quality, scale and economics of traditional broadcast technologies over the public 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.
America ONE Sports is providing the onsite downlink services with ONE CONNXT, as well as the enhanced multicourt video player experience. The encoded video signals are acquired using the Octoshape Infinite Uplink technologies. The live and on demand stream coverage includes unique Octoshape features such as instant on, DVR functionality and picture-in-picture viewing. The player experience also includes bonus features developed by America ONE Sports, such as live chat and event stats.
“A high quality, interactive experience is priority number one for consumers of Tennis Channel content,” said Robyn Miller, senior vice president, Tennis Channel. “With America ONE Sports and Octoshape we achieve that goal. This year we provide content efficiently allowing broadband providers to fully meet consumer demand.”
Tennis Channel has the most hours of live French Open Coverage of any U.S. television network, approximately 75 hours overall. The network is available in more than 55 million homes during the tournament, the most prestigious annual clay-court event in tennis. For those who do not currently receive Tennis Channel, TennisChannel.com provides a live online stream that allows viewers to watch all the normal coverage for free.
“The French Open coverage by the Tennis Channel is a marquee event to showcase America ONE Sports and ONE CONNXT Transport Services. The quality and viewer experience is exceptional and truly adds a great deal of value to the French Open,” said Paul Dingwitz, CTO of ONE Media Corp.
“Supporting the French Open for the Tennis Channel again this year is a testament to our commitment to TV quality video,” said Michael Koehn Milland, CEO of Octoshape. “With our new Infinite HD-M platform, we can now also offer the scale and economics of traditional broadcast TV distribution, over the Internet.”
The tournament consists of both men and women’s singles and doubles, and draws a mixed doubles event. There are also singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18) that are part of the Grade A category of tournaments.
About America ONE Sports
America ONE Sports, a division of ONE Media Corp, Inc, is a global innovator that specializes in professional broadband and television broadcast solutions, America ONE Sports provides custom broadband players, encoding solutions, conditional access options and a revolutionary SD/HD television delivery platform. ONE Media Corp, Inc., the parent company to America ONE, ONE World Sports, America ONE Sports and ONE CONNXT has operations and programming office in Dallas, Fort Worth, Atlanta, Las Vegas, New York, London and Singapore.
About ONE CONNXT
ONE CONNXT, a division of ONE Media Corp Inc, is an end-to-end SD/HD content distribution service that provides high quality live and recorded video programming virtually anywhere in the world with significant savings over satellite or fiber. Via ONE CONNXT, video can be delivered either point to point or point to multipoint utilizing our proprietary IP solutions. Our service enables Clients to successfully reach more locations with higher operational flexibility and reduced delivery costs.
Streaming media innovator Octoshape provides the enabling technology required to bring TV Quality, TV Scale and TV Economics to the public Internet. The company is writing the next chapter of content delivery for broadband IP TV services. The Octoshape approach is more scalable, flexible and affordable than traditional content delivery (CDN) schemes, while providing feature-rich, high-quality viewing to the largest of audiences. For more information visit www.octoshape.com.
About Tennis Channel
Tennis Channel (tennischannel.com) is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle. A hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle and travel programming, the network is home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community. It also has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television, with telecast rights to the US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open), Australian Open, Olympus US Open Series, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, top-tier WTA competitions, Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, and Hyundai Hopman Cup. Tennis Channel is carried by nine of the top 10 MSOs, Verizon FiOS TV, AT&T U-verse, DIRECTV and DISH Network.
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