Caribbean sports channel SportsMax has deployed Synamedia’s Vivid PowerVu workflow-as-a-service (WaaS) offering, moving its distribution from on-premise to the cloud.
The migration promises to enable SportsMax to deliver best-in-class viewing experiences with premium picture quality, near-broadcast latency, superior distribution security, and greater flexibility.
SportsMax is a broadcaster and rights owner of international sporting content such as the Olympic Games, NBA, La Liga, UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues, the Women’s Tennis Association Tour, the Ashes cricket, Indian cricket, the Caribbean Premier League T20 cricket, and athletics meets, among many others.
Newton Robertson, COO of SportsMax, said: “Synamedia has brought everything we needed and wanted in a SaaS solution to the table from the maintenance of our servers, operating systems and software, 24/7 operational oversight and monitoring of our systems, along with the ongoing availability of the newest technologies.”
Julien Signes, EVP and general manager, video network at Synamedia, added: “The trend we’re seeing with SportsMax and others in sports and broadcast distribution is the need to immediately and reliably deliver pin-sharp video quality with near-zero latency.”