iStreamPlanet, AT&T to power live streaming of Paralympic Winter Games

Editor | 06-03-2014

After working with NBC on the main games, iStreamPlanet is teaming with AT&T to deliver live streaming of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games.

Beginning 7 March with the Opening Ceremony, the companies are partnering with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to help facilitate complete coverage of the Paralympic Winter Games on for the very first time.

“We knew we needed an easy-to-use, affordable and scalable solution that would allow us to deliver a full schedule of live events online,” explained Trevor Miller, managing director, information technology, USOC. “We’re really pleased with how quickly our team was able to launch our channels on Aventus, allowing us to focus on delivering more live content to more devices than ever before.”

USOC will use iStreamPlanet’s Aventus cloud-based live video workflow software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to encode and publish four live channels direct from Sochi to, powered by AT&T. US viewers will be able to access these live channels from mobile devices, laptops or desktops.

The partners add that using Aventus will mean that USOC will no longer need additional hardware infrastructure to accommodate the fluctuating schedule of events during the Paralympic Winter Games. Video streaming, analytics and monetisation firm Ooyala will deliver device players and analytics to complete the live video workflow with AT&T and iStreamPlanet.