Next Generation Sports Network Uses iStreamPlanet’s Aventus to Launch Live Soccer Streaming Service
Next Generation Sports Network selected iStreamPlanet’s Aventus SaaS to power the company’s recently launched live, multiscreen service. NGSN will live stream over 3,000 soccer matches taking place in Europe, Asia and South America to US audiences.
The live streams will be available initially on iOS and Android mobile devices, Chromecast and Apple TV. NGSN will eventually deliver the streams to nearly all connected devices including native apps for Windows Phone, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices.
US soccer fans can sign up for the free 90 day beta at www.NGSN.com and catch upcoming matches from leagues in Chile, Russia, Ecuador, Venezuela, the Netherlands, and Portugal. Following the US launch NGSN plans to rapidly expand the service to Canada, and Asian markets including China, South Korea and Japan.
Critical Cloud Features: Scalability and Rapid Deployment
NGSN chose Aventus, iStreamPlanet’s cloud-based live encoding and multiscreen packaging service, based largely on the ability to quickly launch the new service and rapidly grow in terms of onboarding new live content, adding new targeted devices, and expanding into new markets. Using the Aventus SaaS NGSN was able to go from concept to launch in just nine months.
“Choosing a cloud-based solution like Aventus was very important to meet NGSN’s technology and business goals,” said Harry Van Streun, Founder and CEO of NGSN. “Aventus significantly reduces our upfront costs and enables our team to rapidly expand the breadth of content available to our viewers. We could never achieve this level of price to scale with a traditional on-premises solution.”
“iStreamPlanet is committed to helping new OTT providers like NGSN get to market faster and keep pace with rapidly changing technology as they expand their services to incorporate new content, new audiences and new business models,” said Jennifer Baisch, vice president of marketing for iStreamPlanet.