Fox Soccer Channel teams with Vividas
Channel teams with Vividas to stream Premier League matches in the
(VDS.L), the video streaming technology company, announces that it has reached
a three year agreement with Fox Soccer Channel (FSC) to stream Barclays Premier
League (BPL) matches in the
Using Vividas VivStream PPV streaming technology, FSC, part of the Fox Cable
Networks group, owned by News Corporation, will stream multiple BPL games every
week. Matches will be available on FSC’s popular web site www.foxsoccer.com.
The three-year agreement also includes plans to add streaming of other top-tier
soccer events including FA Cup fixtures and UEFA Cup matches as well as select
European Championship Qualifiers. As part of the BPL subscription packages,
viewers will also be offered the ability to view classic matches from the
English Premier League archive.
The agreement follows successful streaming trials of 10 live matches from the
2007 Copa Libertadores (the South American equivalent of the Champions League)
and European Championship qualifiers. Users were able to view full matches in
high quality full-screen resolution.
Matches will be offered to a
audience only, on a pay per view, subscription and advertising-supported basis.
Matches will be available at prices from $4 to $8 depending on whether they are
available live or on a delayed basis. A season-long subscription package is
Neville, Chief Executive of Vividas, stated, “This is fantastic news for
Vividas and supports our belief that Vividas provides the best streaming
solution in the marketplace, offering full-screen quality, reach and cost
efficiencies through http streaming. We are delighted that FSC has chosen to
work with us. FSC clearly recognises the benefits of using live stream encoding
and will give its audiences a true TV experience.”
Sternberg, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Fox Soccer Channel,
said, ”The Barclays Premier League is the world’s best soccer and with the
start of our new three-year broadcast agreement with the Premier League, FSC
is committed to delivering these games to the widest audience possible.
Vividas’ streaming technology is uniquely suited to deliver this thrilling
content. The quality full-screen experience that customers will experience will
change the way people think of Internet video. ”