Streaming app from BoxNation
July 26, 2013
By Colin Mann
UK boxing fans will now be able to watch exclusive fights live and on demand from their smartphone and tablet with the launch of a new streaming app from BoxNation, Britain’s first and only dedicated boxing channel. The launch follows a number of positive user reviews since a ‘soft launch’ on Apple and Android at the beginning of May.
Subscribers to the app, which was designed and built by multi-platform live streaming and catch-up TV service provider SimpleStream, can now stream all BoxNation fights live and on demand to their Apple and Android phones and tablets, along with exclusive access to interviews and a premium back catalogue of fights from the previous three months. They are also able to set reminders so that they never miss a fight again.
The BoxNation apps use SimpleStream’s proprietary CatchupTV technology. Fans benefit from being able to re-watch recently-aired fights with minimal delay. Videos are delivered using multi bitrate streaming, optimised for mobile and tablet screen sizes. The apps are fully-compliant with Apple’s AirPlay protocol and can be used to watch BoxNation from anywhere in the UK and Ireland using 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi.
BoxNation General Manager Jim McMunn described the app as “an exciting new development” for BoxNation which would will bring boxing to a new level. “Boxing fans will now have a range of fights, both live and fights they might have missed, at their fingertips and available to watch whenever they like.”
Dan Finch, Director of SimpleStream, said that BoxNation’s audience would not only be able to watch live fights, but also access a huge video library not available on any of the other platforms.
The BoxNation app is available for £9.99 per month, ready to download from the Google Play store for Android users and the Apple Store for iPhone/iPad.