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Portugal: MEO deploys MediaKind solution

June 24, 2021

MediaKind has announced that Altice Portugal’s MEO has deployed MediaKind’s low-latency streaming solution to enhance its live coverage of Euro 2020.

MEO, Portugal’s leading pay-TV service by market share, has enhanced its existing deployment of MediaKind’s media processing and delivery solutions, including its Video Storage and Processing Platform (VSPP), to reduce the end-to-end video latency of its live streaming content. The solution now enables MEO to deliver its premium live sporting coverage with reduced latency, improving the viewing experience for all customers watching via Android TV devices.

José Pedro Nascimento, Engineering and Operations Director, Altice Portugal, said: “For live events such as football, low latency is crucial to ensure that TV viewers can enjoy all the action first hand, being the first to celebrate the goals scored by their favourite teams. Working with MediaKind enables us to continually enhance live sports content delivery such as the recent UEFA Champions League final.”

Damien Montessuit, SVP, Global Sales, MediaKind, added: “Our longstanding partnership with Altice Portugal and the experienced team at MEO have already advanced the existing deployment and helped drive exciting innovations in reducing end-to-end video latency for live sports streaming. UEFA Euro 2020 is one of the most coveted and anticipated live sporting events on the European calendar, and we’re proud to be supporting broadcast-quality coverage on MEO’s streaming platform. We look forward to continuing our collaborative partnership with Altice Portugal and delivering the live sports experiences its customers expect.”

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