SuperSoccer chooses Harmonic
Harmonic has announced that SuperSoccer, an Indonesian sports aggregator, has chosen Harmonic’s VOS™ 360 professional cloud media processing service to stream live soccer matches, including Serie A Italian league games, over the web to subscribers in Indonesia. Today, the operator is streaming over 60 live soccer games a month in HD video quality.
“Being a relatively new OTT operator, we were looking for a video infrastructure solution with little to no CAPEX investment. Video quality and ease-of-use were also key priorities,” explains Mirwan Suwarso, director at SuperSoccer. “The VOS 360 cloud service handles the entire workflow for our live OTT service — including ingest, transcoding, packaging and delivery — enabling our technical staff to focus on improving the app delivery experience for audiences. We especially love the flexibility that the VOS 360 service provides, in terms of allowing us to control multiple profile bit rates and video quality to ensure the best possible live streaming experience for our customers.”
In addition to supporting live streaming, the VOS 360 service enables games to be available for seven days as catch-up TV.
“As a pure OTT player in the Indonesian market focusing on sports content, SuperSoccer needed to work with a trusted video infrastructure provider experienced in cloud and OTT deployments,” considers Tony Berthaud, vice president of sales, APAC, at Harmonic. “The VOS 360 cloud solution is the perfect fit for SuperSoccer, enabling the operator to enhance the quality of its live streaming service quickly, without making a large upfront investment that is traditionally required for hardware-based workflows. The VOS 360 service allows SuperSoccer to deliver exceptional video quality and support advanced features like live TV and catch-up TV for increased monetization.”
A recent report by research and strategy consultancy MTM found that APAC’s premium OTT market will undergo rapid growth by 2019, increasing in revenue by more than a factor of five in Indonesia.