“Sky uses the Conviva system to ensure all its premium offerings deliver industry-leading viewer experiences”
London, UK, August 20, 2015: Conviva, the leader in Over the Top (OTT) video experience optimization for the world’s top media companies, today announces a partnership with Sky, Europe’s leading entertainment company. Renowned for delivering premium live and on-demand content, Sky deployed Conviva’s Intelligent Control Platform in the UK and Ireland to enhance the viewing experience enjoyed by its customers.
Conviva partners with top-tier media companies, premium OTT video broadcasters and operators, like Sky, to deliver optimized viewing experiences that maximize customer engagement. The Conviva Intelligent Control Platform helps providers meet and exceed ever-changing audience demands for video experience, across a multi-screen viewing environment. The platform offers the flexibility to easily adapt to new applications, technologies and environments to support Sky’s multi-channel, multi-platform television services, Sky Go and NOW TV.
Tony Stott, Head of Streaming Video Performance at Sky, said, “Sky has a long heritage of providing innovative, high quality TV services. This partnership with Conviva is evidence of our continued commitment to delivering the best possible experience for our customers as they watch wherever, whenever and however they like.”
Ian Franklyn, Managing Director EMEA, Conviva, said, “Content providers and broadcasters are judged by the service they deliver, and as such, providing optimum levels of quality daily has become an imperative. Conviva is proud to partner with Sky as they continue to deliver an experience that entertains and delights millions of consumers every day.”
Sky is Europe’s leading entertainment company. The group serves 21 million customers across five countries: Italy, Germany, Austria, the UK and Ireland. We offer the best and broadest range of content, deliver market-leading customer service and use innovative new technology to give customers a better TV experience, whenever and wherever they choose. Sky has annual revenues of over £11 billion and is Europe’s leading investor in television content with a combined programming budget of over £4.6 billion. The company employs 31,000 people and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (SKY). For more information visit www.sky.com/corporate
Conviva partners with top-tier media companies and premium OTT video broadcasters and operators like HBO, ESPN, and Viacom to deliver optimized viewing experiences that maximize customer engagement. The Conviva Intelligent Control Platform helps providers meet and exceed ever-changing audience expectations for video experience, across a multi-screen viewing environment. Using a unique real-time map of the Internet video delivery ecosystem, the platform provides 360-degree visibility across all users, maximizes picture fidelity, and eliminates playback delays and interruptions. Multi-dimensional reports and analyses of the top-tier OTT market, based on Conviva’s tracking of 50 billion streams annually, enable data-driven decisions, supporting successful development of market-leading services. Conviva is based in Silicon Valley, with offices in New York and London. Please visit www.conviva.com and follow us on Twitter @Conviva.
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