Movistar Go, Yomvi to stream El Clásico live
Parent Category | 24-10-2013
Movistar TV is still testing its TV everywhere platform Movistar Go, but next weekend it will face an acid test: the live streaming of the El Clásico football match between Real Madrid and Barcelona, through Canal+Liga.
Sogecable's online platform Yomvi, Movistar's largest competitor, will also stream the event live, but it has more extensive experience in the live streaming sports events.
The reliability of Movistar Go will be tested through the streaming of the match. Telefónica's TV station has been advertising the event during the week to attract viewers, confident the platform’s capacity to support the streaming traffic required.
For Yomvi, Canal+'s TV everywhere and online platform, the event is a way to consolidate its audience, which has grown to 430,000, according to latest reported figures. Most of Yomvi's video consumption is through tablets, so streaming capacity is of vital importance for the platform's future.
Canal+ has also prepared special programming during the week to warm up the audience and get ready for one of the Spanish audience's favourite events.