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Spark makes first move into sports content production

Spark announced today it has won a four-year deal for FIH (International Hockey Federation) media rights in New Zealand. These rights include the Hockey World Cup, the Hockey Pro League and Olympic Qualification, plus rights to the National Hockey League.


 published Nov 8, 2018

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Five things you didn't know about iStreamPlanet

Do you know about iStreamPlanet? If not, you should. Not only is it revolutionizing TV technology with its live video streaming and video on-demand capabilities, but Turner acquired a majority stake in the company in August 2015.


 published August 20, 2018

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From the UD Arena to the Alamodome: Livestreaming March Madness Live 2018

iStreamPlanet partnered with Turner Sports for the second year to livestream the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship via March Madness Live or MML.


 published May 18, 2018

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Formula 1 to launch F1 TV at Spanish Grand Prix in May

Formula 1, the pinnacle of motor sport, will launch F1 TV in May, ahead of the Formula 1 2018 Gran Premio De Espana. Until that time, Formula 1 will continue to run a closed beta version of the service to a small subset of fans for viewing and testing during the upcoming Formula 1 2018 1 Heineken Chinese Grand Prix and Formula 1 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix.


 published April 16, 2018

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iStreamPlanet Announces New "Orbis" Direct-To-Consumer OTT Streaming Platform

iStreamPlanet announced its new "Orbis" Direct-To-Consumer Platform. With Orbis, content owners, sports leagues, traditional and virtual MVPDs can bring their content directly to fans in a personalized experience, with flexible monetization options for their business needs.


 published April 4, 2018

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Gold Medal Fan Experience: Live Streaming the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games

NBC Sports' Playmaker Media partnered with iStreamPlanet to live stream all 18 days and nights of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, from February 8-25.


 published March 7, 2018

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Record-Breaking Livestream for Super Bowl LII

NBC Sports Group and Playmaker Media partnered with iStreamPlanet to livestream the seat-clenching Super Bowl LII between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots on Sunday, February 4, 2018.


 published February 6, 2018

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SVG Sit-Down: iStreamPlanet’s Tim Davis on His Company’s Role in a Fast Evolving Media Space

iStreamPlanet has been at the forefront of this evolution, providing streaming-support technology and helping create diverse digital user experiences.


 published January 22, 2018

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BlizzCon 2017: Fan Dreams and Quality Streams

Blizzard Entertainment partnered with iStreamPlanet to stream BlizzCon 2017 live from Anaheim, CA. The iStreamPlanet solution included signal acquisition, encoding, and publishing for both the Opening Week and BlizzCon 2017.


 published November 22, 2017

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iStreamPlanet Women at GHC17

This October, iStreamPlanet sent Software Engineer Meghan Brunner and Senior Technical Program Manager Constance Huang to the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Orlando, Florida. Meghan and Constance were among 18,000 female tech students, professionals, and male allies celebrating the achievements of and discussing the challenges faced by women in technology.


 published November 16, 2017

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March Madness Live: Behind the Scenes

The 2017 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship, aka March Madness Live, was a slam dunk for iStreamPlanet and our incredible partners at CBS Sports and Turner Sports. NCAA March Madness Live set a new record of for 98 million live video streams during the NCAA Tournament, up +33% over last year. The National Championship game garnered 4.4 million live video streams, an all-time record for the title game. Check out the overview infographic which offers the big picture on the partners and the product.


 published April 6, 2017

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High Availability Video Streams for March Madness Live

Three seconds are left on the clock and your team is down by two points in the National Championship game. This is it! The ball is dribbled the length of the court and a 3-point shot is hoisted in desperation as time expires… the video goes dark.

How terrible would that be?


 published April 6, 2017

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Infographic: The Method to the Madness

For March Madness Live we constructed a workflow with high availability cloud architecture, dynamic source management and audience-driven ad selection. An all-digital control room allowed operators to directly control advertising and video mixing in our Aventus media processing engine.


 published April 6, 2017

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Infographic: How March Madness is Live Streamed

14 venues, 16 video feeds, 67 games and 275 hours of live content. Learn how Turner and iStreamPlanet brought content from the court to the fans in seconds.


 published April 6, 2017

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Video: March Madness Live 2017

For the seventh year, Turner Sports and CBS Sports have teamed up to bring fans live coverage of all 67 games of March Madness, but it's the first time iStreamPlanet was responsible for streaming the entire experience for those watching on desktops, laptops, mobile devices and tablets. Our March Madness Live 2017 Video goes behind the scenes to show how we move content from the court into people's lives.


 published April 3, 2017

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Teaming up with Playmaker Media

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve stepped-up our relationship with NBC’s Playmaker Media and are now in long-term partnership to deliver OTT live streaming and video on demand services. Together, we will be better enabled to bring to market a robust, competitive offering that will dramatically improved the premium live sports viewing experience.


 published January 10, 2017