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European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Relies on Octoshape to Deliver the Eurovision Song Contest for the 9th Consecutive Year

Companies mentioned in this article: Octoshape

PHOENIX -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Octoshape, an industry leader in cloud-based OTT streaming technology, has once again been selected by Eurovision Song Contest 2014 to deliver this year’s biggest musical event, which kicks off on May 6, 2014, from Copenhagen, Denmark. The contest has been broadcast every year since its inauguration in 1956, and is one of the most watched non-sporting events in the world, with audience figures estimated at 180 million viewers.

Given the high volume of viewers and flawless quality required for delivery, Octoshape’s Infinite HD-M™ was selected to meet the unique demand, scale and budget requirements of the event. Octoshape’s stream acceleration platform will be leveraged to deliver broadcast quality video to internet-connected devices for all three (3) days of the event to fans everywhere.

“The relationship with Octoshape is a long-standing one and we look forward to working with them again on this year’s event,” said Sietse Bakker, Event Supervisor for the Eurovision Song Contest. “Octoshape’s stream acceleration technology ensures an unmatched online viewing experience for our viewers all over the world and peace of mind for us, secure in the knowledge of their ability to deliver.”

“We are very proud to have been selected, once again, by the EBU and the Eurovision Song Contest,” said Michael Koehn Milland, CEO of Octoshape. “Our commitment to the delivery of high quality video productions, where uninterrupted viewing experiences and budget are top priorities, has clearly been recognized and rewarded.”

Octoshape’s technologies are adopted by some of the largest broadcasters, technology and service providers in the world, enabling them with OTT/IPTV and TV Everywhere services at the highest possible quality and scale. Octoshape’s Infinite HD™ platform is a differentiated platform that enables the evolution of broadcast TV to global, cloud-based broadband TV. The patented stream acceleration system, combined with the suite of multicast technologies, offers TV quality and a cost effective commercial model for operators, OTT/IPTV service providers and premium content owners, enabling them with the ability to reach millions of device-connected subscribers worldwide.

About Octoshape

Streaming media innovator Octoshape is bridging the transition from Broadcast TV to Broadband TV by providing the enabling technology required to bring TV Quality, TV Scale and TV Economics to the public Internet. 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. For more information visit www.octoshape.com.


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