Elemental scores with Winter Games streaming contract

Editor | 23-01-2014

As part of its expansion in Russia and adjacent countries, Elemental Technologies has been contracted to help broadcasters and pay-TV providers stream coverage of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games.

Among the companies that Elemental will be helping is Russian broadcast and technology leader Channel One, the primary content distributor for the host country of the Games.

Channel One is Russia's largest broadcaster and the primary content distributor for the host country of the Games. Broadcasting across Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Channel One offers programming free of charge to an estimated 250 million viewers around the clock, 365 days a year.

Deploying a system delivered by Open Technologies, one of the country's leading IT suppliers, Elemental systems will process nine channels of Channel One Olympics programming for delivery of high quality video over IP networks to multiple devices. During the Games, solutions from Elemental will stream Channel One live and time-shifted TV content in 12 Adobe HDS H.264 profiles to the set-top box, PCs, iPhone, Android, tablet, smart TV and other connected devices.

"Channel One is a premier broadcaster and acknowledged technology leader," said John Nemeth, VP sales EMEA for Elemental. "We are honoured to support its work in providing rich multiscreen experiences during the premier event in winter sports and for its ongoing programming requirements."