ESS partners SpeedCast for mobile sports content

MUMBAI: ESPN Star Sports (ESS) and SpeedCast have announced an agreement to deliver live premium mobile sports content across Asia.
ESS‘ mobileESPN will showcase live streaming content from its television networks, delivered via satellite to operators‘ streaming platforms across the region.

SpeedCast will provide technical services using SpeedCast‘s MobiCast platform to stream top-class live sports events, such as the FIA Formula One, MotoGP, and the English Football Association (FA) Cup.

ESS executive VP, head of sales Adam Zecha says, "We are delighted to work with SpeedCast as this presents a great opportunity for us to deliver the premium live sports content to fans wherever they are. SpeedCast‘s extensive reach across the region and expertise with mobile content delivery will play a key role in our goal to maximize the availability of world-class premier sports programming, engage sport fans beyond our broadcast channels, and expand our audience demographic across Asia." 
SpeedCast CEO Pierre-Jean Beylier says, "We are thrilled to welcome ESPN Star Sports to our portfolio of premium digital content providers to distribute their content across Asia. SpeedCast‘s expertise in the secure delivery of premium digital content in key markets across Asia-Pacific will help ESPN Star Sports save both time and resources, and help them to expand their broadcast reach in new regions in Asia and with new delivery channels."
SpeedCast will provide the channel downlink, live encoding and delivery services as well as 24/7 monitoring and operations out of its world-class Network Operations Centre and teleport facilities in Hong Kong.

SpeedCast will support ESS for its encoding requirements and distribution of the channel in the Asia Pacific region. Dealing with more than 50 international and local channels, SpeedCast is a recognized and reliable partner for TV channels looking for expansion into Asia, offering a one-stop solution with post-production, broadcast and distribution services.

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