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Australia: Optus chooses Vimond for EPL

Vimond has been selected by Australia’s second-largest telecommunications company, Optus, to build and deliver the technical infrastructure – including content ingestion, preparation and distribution – which will enable Optus customers to view English Premier League (EPL) football games over the coming three seasons.

Optus’ apps, which are also delivered by Vimond through partners on a suite of devices along with a new 24/7 football channel, will be available to home broadband and post-paid mobile customers. The service will be launched in early July.

“There is a growing expectation among consumers that their online sports viewing experience should be as good as if they were watching a broadcast on their TV at home,” said Miguel Silva, CCO at Vimond. “It’s that premium experience that Optus was looking to deliver to its subscribers – and so they turned to us to take advantage of the expertise we have built up over time in helping our customers provide a first class product.”

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