Published on Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Digital Rapids’ multi-format encoding solutions produced live streams of the Australian Open tennis
tournament for the official Australian Open streaming website, mobile devices and online
|unas media productions in Austria deployed a customized flight case incorporating five dual-channel HD Digital Rapids encoders on-location in Melbourne, Australia. The encoders provided live streams from all seven courts as the world’s top tennis players competed in the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year, 16-29 January. The live streams were available to fans on Internet via ‘Australian Open TV’ and on Apple iOS devices.|
|Director of Television & Production at unas media productions David Schartner said, “The systems’ ability to run the many profiles per input channel that we needed for simultaneous Web and Apple iOS streaming, all without straining CPU usage, was a major factor in choosing them for this project. Also because we use Digital Rapids equipment at our headquarters, we could be fairly confident of how they would perform on-site.”
unas media productions customises media output for customers in mobile, Internet and broadcasting industries using a mixture of newsroom facilities, production software and hardware and downlink facilities. unas media productions worked with its sister company in Munich, the sports rights and marketing agency sportsman media group, who have purchased the event’s live streaming rights from Tennis Australia for two years. This group has been providing online betting partners with live streams from world-renowned sporting events for about six years and their portfolio now covers more than 25,000 live events per year.
Digital Rapids encoding products support multi-screen output for live and on-demand streaming applications used in services including online and mobile video plus IPTV, over-the-top or OTT services and conventional television. Multi-screen content distribution allows customers to reach viewers on devices from tablets and mobile phones to game consoles, PCs and smart TVs. www.digitalrapids.com