Vimond, Fox Sports collaborate on AFL streaming
May 8, 2017
Vimond Media Solutions has teamed up with Fox Sports Australia to create a global service that will stream Australian Football League (AFL) matches to fans around the world. Fox Sports launched the subscription-based Watch AFL application in time to broadcast the inaugural AFL Women’s League. The 121st season of the men’s league commenced on March 23rd.
Together with Vimond, the News Corp Australian-owned Fox Sports designed Watch AFL to stream every AFL game live and offer it afterwards as a VoD service. By using the Vimond Platform as its software foundation Fox Sports Australia was able to develop the Watch AFL App to stream live content.
“We create our modular, customisable and efficient products for the needs of broadcasters and content owners, and aim to be a complete partner with our customers, seeing the value of collaborating with all parties,” said Miguel Silva, CCO Vimond Media Solutions. “The Vimond Platform is an especially good fit for sports and global events. It makes it easy to ingest content from different assets and formats, and then to distribute that content to different channels. It also enables quick, drag-and-drop content management and facilitates the administration of rights and contracts.”