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The Playmaker Media platform provides high-quality, turn-key, end-to-end video streaming solutions for businesses that want to offer their customers the best experience in live video, different monetization options and on-demand content across all platforms. The cutting-edge/constantly evolving Playmaker technology supports a wide variety of video delivery business models, including ad-supported TV Everywhere plus over-the-top subscription products.

Playmaker has helped pioneer monetization for the NBC Sports Group including Golf Channel, the NBC Regional Sports Networks, NBC Sports Gold D2C product, Telemundo’s extensive FIFA and World Cup content and major NBC News events across a growing roster of platforms. In addition to providing live streaming for massive audiences for FIFA World Cup, Super Bowls, Olympic Games, the highly scalable Playmaker video stack powered over 30,000 different events in the past year. Gizmodo described Playmaker Media’s critically-acclaimed Tour de France D2C product as the “future of TV”, and that’s precisely where our mind is set.

Outside of NBC Universal, Playmaker Media provides various levels of video delivery and monetization platforms for

  • IOC’s global Olympic Channel
  • NASCAR’s international TrackPass
  • Formula One’s F1 TV and F1 TV Plus international OTT products
  • Chivas TV’s OTT product for the Mexican Liga MX club
  • Figure Skating’s Ice Pass and Speed Skating Pass D2C
  • USA Swimming event streaming

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NBC Sports Group operates an industry-leading content delivery infrastructure for delivering high-quality content to users across all platforms.

 

In the recent FIFA World Cup from Russia, Playmaker shattered records by streaming 1.96 billion live minutes viewed. That’s four times the NFL’s Super Bowl and even surpassed the U.S. streaming audience from the Winter Olympics. The Mexico-Sweden Group Stage finale peaked at 1.02 million concurrent livestreams – the most for any event in NBC Sports Digital history, excluding Super Bowls, and the only event other than the Super Bowl to hit the 1 million mark.

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Playmaker successfully launched and provided complete end-to-end services – product design, CRM/paywall services, video delivery – for NASCAR’s new NASCAR TrackPass D2C product in 2017.

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Playmaker Media has partnered with Formula One to provide video delivery for the launch of the innovative F1 TV and F1 TV Plus global OTT products. Providing high-quality live, video streams; full-event seasonal and historical replays that is integrated seamlessly with leader board, timing and driver data; team radio communications; full field, driver on-board cameras and race maps.

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