Nordic World Ski Championships head to US via mobile app
DetailsMichelle Clancy | 10 February 2015
For the first time, live broadcast coverage of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships will be available on mobile devices in the US.
Live streaming coverage of the event will be accessible via the Live Arena Falun2015 app, which is enabled by APIs provided by Ericsson, and at the US Ski Team's Website. This year's championships take place in Falun, Sweden, from 18 February to 1 March.
"The US Ski Team invested in the US rights to the World Championships in order to ensure that our fans in America would have the opportunity to watch the action live," said Michael Jaquet, CMO for the team.
Ericsson will use its existing solution on top of its Service Enablement Platform plus Mediaroom Reach TV Anywhere solutions to make live broadcast feeds from the event in Falun accessible via the app, developed by Tension Graphics.
Also, a platform called Ericsson Networked Event will collect data and information from and around the championships. The information will be made available to developers through APIs, so that third-party developers can create apps and interactive Web pages for ski fans and followers of the championships.