LONDON - Simplestream, a leading provider of live streaming and live-to-VOD solutions, has announced a strategic partnership with sports distribution experts MP & Silva. The partnership will see Simplestream provide services and solutions that support MP & Silva’s Technology Services Ecosystem, enabling its sports federations, clubs and media clients to maximise audiences through multiscreen and OTT video services.
Simplestream will support MP & Silva’s Technology Services Ecosystem through the development of the full range of multiplatform video distribution including live streaming, real-time highlights clipping, catch-up, social syndication and subscription management services whenever needed. Simplestream will provide a number of customisable options for MP & Silva, including the ability to integrate a branded video player into publisher’s websites, as well as white-labeling the Simplestream Media Manager to broadcasters to extend reach and rights-optimisation through multiscreen OTT services.
Damon Garwood, Managing Director, Digital & Technology Services, MP & Silva commented: “Having Simplestream as a preferred partner within our Ecosystem allows us to extend the services and solutions available to our federation and media client’s to maximise sports content to global fan bases. This includes a growing number of consumers who are always connected and wish to consume on every screen available.
The range and flexibility of Simplestream’s services compliments all of our customers’ needs in a scalable and sustainable way. Tailored to each clients’ requirements from managing content through to facilitating subscription and ad funded models where necessary. With this and all of our partnerships we’re excited to extend our ability to deliver any content to any screen and anyone anywhere in the world to the highest quality.”
Adam Smith, Founder and CEO of Simplestream commented: “Sport is first and foremost a social experience, so it is incredibly important for organisations to be able to connect directly with fans wherever they are. MP & Silva work with some of the world’s biggest names in sport and we are proud to be partnering with them to support their Technology Services across multiple sports and territories. By extending distribution to digital platforms, rights holders can extend fan-engagement and bring premium content to new markets.”
Simplestream currently works with over 100 broadcast channels, specialising in live streaming and fast-to-market event-based digital services.
Simplestream is a London headquartered company, providing market leading live streaming and live-to-VOD solutions to media and entertainment companies, telecommunications and content providers.
Founded in 2010, Simplestream works across the sports, music, news, entertainment and teleshopping sectors. Its solutions have been adopted by leading providers including At The Races, Box Plus Network, Discovery Networks, Scripps Networks, Turner Broadcasting and QVC.
About MP & Silva
MP & Silva is a leading international media company that owns, manages and distributes television and media rights to some of the most prestigious sports events around the world. With an annual turnover in excess of USD 720 million, MP & Silva’s portfolio includes the FIFA World Cup 2018 & 2022, UEFA EURO 2016, Italian Serie A TIM, English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, French Ligue 1, the Emirates FA Cup, Copa America 2015, Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana & Copa do Brazil, Brazilian national league (Brasileirão), Arsenal Football Club, the AC Milan Channel, French Open at Roland Garros, eight ATP World Tour tennis tournaments, EHF Handball Champions League, the Formula One, World Baseball Classic, the Premier 12 World Baseball Championships, National Football League, National Basketball Association, Spanish Basketball League (Liga Endesa).
In addition to offering media production and sponsorship consultancy, MP & Silva are also official media advisors to the FIA Formula E, the Association of National Olympic Committees, the Belgian Pro League and Polish Professional Football League, and are the International Development Partners to the Scottish Professional Football League. Headquartered in London and Singapore, MP & Silva operates worldwide through regional offices in Beijing, Budapest, Dubai, Dublin, Hanoi, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Luxembourg, Madrid, Miami, Monaco, Munich, Nairobi, New York, Paris, Taipei, Tokyo and Warsaw.