thePlatform, the white-label video publishing company and independent subsidiary of Comcast, has been selected to provide the back-end video management system for Engage Sports Media, a leader in the digital sports marketplace based in the UK.
Under the agreement, Engage will use thePlatform’s cloud-based video management system, mpx, to manage and distribute online content for its high-profile football, rugby and cricket clients. These include the International Rugby Board (IRB), the governing body for Rugby Union, as well as the Indian Premier League (IPL) teams the Rajasthan Royals and 2012 Champions the Kolkata Knight Rider.
“At Engage Sports Media, all our clients have different requirements however want to serve their fans with high-quality sports videos, across virtually any device, while carefully managing business policies and content rights’ obligations,” said Gregg Oldfield, MD of Engage Sports Media. “We are excited to work with thePlatform to simplify many back-end complexities, while scaling our capabilities, in order to serve many of the world’s leading sports federations and their fans.”