Sochi Paralympic Winter Games selects Octoshape for multiscreen delivery

Parent Category: News | 15-01-2014

The International Paralympic Committee has selected Octoshape to provide the streaming services for its online TV channel ParalympicSport.TV, for multiscreen video delivery of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games for a global audience.

Around 700 athletes from 45 countries are set to compete in Sochi starting on 7 March, in five sports: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice sledge hockey and wheelchair curling.

"We are delighted to partner with Octoshape again for the Sochi Paralympics to showcase the Paralympic Winter Games to as many people as possible around the world," said Craig Spence, IPC media and communications director. "By using Octoshape's streaming technology we ensure that Paralympic sport fans can enjoy the Games in the highest possible quality."

More than 780 hours of live sport were broadcast on throughout London 2012 across five channels. For 2014, Octoshape will provide enhancements like geo-targeting, picture-in-picture capabilities and video time-shifting.

"We are honoured and excited that the IPC invited us back for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games," said Michael Koehn Milland, CEO of Octoshape. "It is a clear validation of our ability to provide an exceptional consumer video experience to any user on any device anywhere in the world."