Tivify to rely on Ateme’s Titan transcoding solution to stream UEFA Champions League Final
Ateme has recently announced that the Spanish OTT television platform, Tivify, -owned by Spain’s TVUP Media Telecom S.L.- will stream UEFA Champions League Final using Ateme’s TITAN transcoding solutions. The company has relations with Tivify since 2020, but this Final is going to be the first time that the OTT uses CMAF features within TITAN to live-stream a football match at a latency matching broadcast levels.
Francisco Sáez, Executive Director of Technology & Founder, TVUP, said, “We had two challenging imperatives for the Champions League Final: the first was to reduce latency to broadcast levels; the second was to maintain high-quality images. With the high profile of the event, we could not afford to take risks. That is why we turned once again to Ateme. Many companies were claiming to achieve low latency, but Ateme was the only one to have done this at scale in a real-world deployment.”
Cédric Pesier, Sales Manager – South Europe at Ateme, said, “For several years now, reducing latency has been the holy grail when delivering sports events. It’s exciting to see that this quest has finally succeeded, and we are proud to be part of that with TVUP, helping them deliver one of the biggest football matches on the planet to its subscribers. Finally, low-latency streaming is not just a proof of concept but a reality for viewers.”
The 2022 UEFA Champions League Final between Liverpool and Real Madrid takes place at the Stade de France, Paris, at 9pm CEST on May 28th, 2022.