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Deltatre offers Watch Together with enhanced interactive timeline

September 7, 2022

Deltatre, a player in fan-first experience, has integrated Sceenic’s Watch Together feature into its OTT video player DIVA. This collaboration claims to be the first in the market to offer live event support with an enhanced interactive timeline synchronized across a Watch Together session.Sceenic’s Watch Together mode creates a virtual viewing party with up to four attendees, allowing the group to video chat whilst synchronizing playback in a shared viewing session. Deltatre is incorporating this functionality and integrating a range of additional features to offer users an enhanced, seamless experience. This includes integrating a range of key DIVA features, most notably DIVA’s enhanced interactive timeline.Particularly popular for live sports events, this uses real-time data to highlight key moments in live events, mark them on the timeline and allow users to jump to specific moments without searching, minimizing friction across the user experience.This new feature enables clients to utilize the specialist expertise offered by Sceenic as part of their DIVA integration. Deltatre can offer the Watch Together feature as a new licensable add-on to new and existing DIVA clients, without any custom integrations required.Gilles Mas, President, Video Experiences, Deltatre, said: “With rights owners increasingly looking to leverage owned-and-operated channels to grow their audiences beyond domestic borders, demand from fans for shared experiences is at an all-time high. This is why our integration with Sceenic is so important. Now, operators can continue to benefit from the next-generation interactivity features provided by DIVA, while also enabling their customers to live and relive historic moments in sport together.”Paul Bojarski, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder at Sceenic comments, “I often use the DIVA functionality when watching live sport and enjoy jumping to a specific goal, corner or point. Allowing users to co-watch whilst using the interactive timeline features completely synchronized is a market first. It allows us to give users the feel of sitting on the couch watching together, and whoever grabs the remote control can take everyone back to a particular moment. We are delighted to announce a new collaboration with Deltatre to serve the needs of sports OTT players.”

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