Media Networks powers Peru's World Cup streaming service
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 12 June 2014
Media Networks is supporting the streaming broadcasting service of Peru's Movistar for the World Cup.
The platform is available for the country's 4G customers and is expected to support up to 10,000 simultaneous connections.
Media Networks provides broadcasting capacity for the service through its satellite network and the CDN servers of Telefónica, from which the data connection is offered to the nearly 90,000 LTE users of Movistar in Peru.
"In Media Networks we have an important expertise in video processing for DTH and cable TV, as one of the major pay-TV wholesalers in the region," said Javier Izquierdo, director for wholesaling operations for TV at Media Networks. "It was a natural step to start offering the same service to over-the-top and online video companies, as it's a field with great potential."
Movistar TV's streaming platform is available from today 12 June for Android and iOS devices and is part of Telefónica's plans to focus on mobile screens. "This kind of development is very important to improve 4G device sales, especially these days with the World Cup going on," added Miguel Rabi, project manager at Media Networks