unas media productions Taps Digital Rapids Encoders to Stream Aussie Open

unas media productions – the Austria-based video production company within the sportsman media holding group – used an array of Digital Rapids’ multi-format encoding solutions to produce live streams of the Australian Open tennis tournament for the official Australian Open streaming website, mobile devices, and online betting providers.

unas media productions deployed a customized flight case incorporating five dual-channel, HD Digital Rapids encoders on-location in Melbourne, Australia. The encoders provided live streams from all seven courts at the first Grand Slam tennis tournament of the year (Jan. 16-29). The live streams were available around the world on the Internet via Australian Open TV and on Apple iOS devices.

“The [Digital Rapids] systems’ ability to run the many profiles per input channel that we needed for simultaneous Web and Apple iOS streaming, all without straining CPU usage, was a key factor in choosing them for this project,” says David Schartner, Director of Television & Production at unas media productions. “And as we also use Digital Rapids solutions at our headquarters, we were well aware of the quality they could provide, and confident they would perform well on-site.”

unas media productions offers personalised media solutions for customers in mobile, Internet and broadcasting industries. unas media productions worked closely with its sister company, Munich-based sports rights and marketing agency sportsman media group, who have purchased the event’s live streaming rights from Tennis Australia for two years. The sportsman media group has been providing online betting partners with live sporting events for more than six years and their portfolio currently consists of more than 25,000 live events per year.