Eurovision reaches out to Octoshape to hit right note
Editor | 28-04-2014
It may not be taken all that seriously in certain countries that compete in it reach but the Eurovision Song Contest provides a huge opportunity for broadcast as technology firms as Octoshape can bear witness.

The cloud-based over the top (OTT) streaming technology provider has been selected by the European Broadcast Union (EBU) to stream the musical event to a global audience on 6 May 2014, from Copenhagen, Denmark.

This represents the ninth successive year that Eurovision has deployed Octoshape technology and in this latest instance the company's Infinite HD-M will see use delivering broadcast quality video to internet-connected devices for all three days of the event to fans everywhere. The Infinite HD is platform is designed to offer a differentiated platform that enables the evolution of broadcast TV to global, cloud-based broadband TV.

"The relationship with Octoshape is a long-standing one and we look forward to working with them again on this year's event," commented Sietse Bakker, Event Supervisor for the Eurovision Song Contest. "Octoshape's stream acceleration technology ensures an unmatched online viewing experience for our viewers all over the world and peace of mind for us, secure in the knowledge of their ability to deliver."