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MEDIAPRO Scores with Octoshape for Live HD Streaming of the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Octoshape, an industry leader in cloud-based, over-the-top (OTT) stream acceleration and contribution technologies for broadcasters, announced today that MEDIAPRO Group, an international leader in data transmission for the broadcast industry, has selected Octoshape Infinite HD-M™ to live stream comprehensive World Cup coverage in high definition (HD) format from Gol Television, MEDIAPRO’s Spanish sports pay TV network.

Anticipating record-breaking traffic numbers for on-line viewing combined with both SD and HD viewing options, Gol Television selected Octoshape’s patented stream acceleration technology for the HD OTT service after testing multiple providers. This high performance technology allows viewers access to an alternative, higher quality viewing experience.

“The FIFA World Cup comes around once every four years, so it was important to us to be able to offer our subscribers options,” said Emili Planas, Operations Director at MEDIAPRO. “Soccer fans who really want to immerse themselves in the close-up intensity of the championships, now have Octoshape services for access to no-buffer, no-interruption, broadcast quality HD content.”

In addition to the stream acceleration distribution service, the solution for the Spain-based broadcaster also includes advanced IP-based geo-filtering that allows and restricts access to streams based on a geographic region. Premium support services are also a part of the solution for the month-long Championship.

“We are thrilled to welcome MEDIAPRO and Gol TV to the Octoshape platform,” said Michael Koehn Milland, CEO at Octoshape. “The 2014 World Cup Championship represents the ultimate benchmark in terms of delivering a successful over-the-top high quality experience, and we anticipate a long-term collaboration with them as a result.”

Octoshape’s technologies are adopted by some of the largest broadcasters, technology and service providers in the world, enabling them with OTT/IPTV and TV Everywhere services at the highest possible quality and scale. The platform outperforms traditional content delivery technologies, across any geographical region, and on all marks, including start-up time, buffer time, quality and view time.

About The MEDIAPRO Group

The MEDIAPRO Group is the leading technical services supplier to the audiovisual sector. The company produces and distributes audiovisual content, administers and distributes sporting events, is a film and interactive content producer, and supplier of post-production services. The following services also constitute a fundamental part of the MEDIAPRO Group’s activities: technical engineering, transmission services, communications and marketing consultancy and advertising trading, as well as the design and post-production services for themed television channels. With a presence all over the world, MEDIAPRO Group has facilities and production centers in Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Paris, Doha, Dubai, Buenos Aires, London and Brussels. The staff and technical resources at MEDIAPRO are spearheading innovation within the European audiovisual sector.

About Octoshape

Streaming media innovator Octoshape is bridging the transition from Broadcast TV to Broadband TV by providing the enabling technology required to bring TV Quality, TV Scale and TV Economics to the public Internet. The Octoshape approach is more scalable, flexible and affordable than traditional content delivery (CDN) schemes, while providing feature-rich, high-quality viewing to the largest of audiences. Leading broadcasters and direct broadcast satellite service providers around the world are relying on Octoshape to deliver their content over IP Networks to broadband connected devices. Please visit www.octoshape.com for more information. Follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.

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