Mediapro scores with OTT stream acceleration for World Cup
Aiming to achieve superior viewing experience for high definition World Cup coverage, Mediapro's Gol TV has deployed Octoshape over-the-top (OTT) stream acceleration technology.

The Spanish sports pay-TV network anticipated record-breaking traffic numbers for online TV viewing combined with both SD and HD viewing options, and wanted to allow viewers to be able to access an alternative, higher quality viewing experience. In addition to the stream acceleration distribution service, the solution for the broadcaster also includes IP-based geo-filtering that allows and restricts access to streams based on a geographic region. Premium support services are also a part of the solution duration the tournament.

The Mediapro Group produces and distributes audiovisual content, administers and distributes sporting events, is a film and interactive content producer and supplier of post-production services. "The FIFA World Cup comes around once every four years so it was important to us to be able to offer our subscribers options," said operations director Emili Planas. "Football fans who really want to immerse themselves in the close-up intensity of the championships, now have Octoshape services for access to no-buffer, no-interruption, broadcast-quality HD content."