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Bitmovin wins ClassPass

October 4, 2018

Online video technology specialist Bitmovin has confirmed that fitness network ClassPass is using the Bitmovin Video Player to provide enriched, immersive live and on demand at-home workouts to its subscribers.

The Bitmovin Video Player provides ClassPass with a fully customisable, dynamic interface that enables seamless delivery of sophisticated platform overlays such as real-time metrics, a live leader board, heart rate monitor and calorie tracker. The Player supports key online and mobile devices, plus Chromecast for workouts on large screen televisions, and customises the on-screen presentation across these devices so users can be seamlessly guided through the in-app experience and workouts.

“ClassPass Live is a clear example of our commitment to push the future of fitness forward,” said Atul Ohri, Head of Engineering at ClassPass Live. “We wanted to create a unique experience that provides detailed information alongside a high-quality video experience. It was essential that we used the very best technology to allow us to do this across a variety of devices. Bitmovin’s Player gives us the flexibility and quality we need to continue to make ClassPass Live the best way to get fit.”

The Bitmovin Player supports device compatibility across web-based browsers, iOS, Android and desktop applications, so users can have the same immersive viewing experience regardless of what device they are using at any given time.

“We are constantly pushing the envelope for the best experiences in online video , and our work with ClassPass Live shows fitness classes are no different,” said Stefan Lederer, CEO at Bitmovin. “We are glad to see our player used to deliver a sophisticated, highly personal video experience online and on mobile, so that anyone can work out, wherever they are.”

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