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In the latest sports-related deployment of the live, live-2-VOD and on-demand OTT service, Sports Information Services (SIS) has deployed Simplestream Media Manager in the global distribution of live horse and greyhound racing.
SIS Simplesteam 5Sep2019
SIS has supported video services to the global betting industry for over 30 years, supplying short-form betting content to online and retail betting operators. It provides operators with an end-to-end solution for horse and greyhound betting including data, live pictures, prices and derivatives, creating betting events to help drive profitable sales.

The company was said to have chosen Simplestream’s Media Manager primarily because the cloud-based solution had ‘proven, flexible, high-quality’ technology and able to meet its requirement for low latency, security and redundancy, absolutely essential within the context of critical of sports betting. The solution will also see use in controlling costs by enabling SIS to configure CDN delivery for each customer.

“Distributing horse and greyhound racing live pictures requires a high-level of security, redundancy and very low-latency, features that have not always been associated with cloud-based systems. Yet at the same time we require systems to be highly flexible and cost-effective, where the cloud has so much to offer,” explained Chris Thornton, head of engineering and distribution at SIS.

“Testing Simplestream’s Media Manager solution assured us that this cloud implementation really is ready to meet both sets of requirements. [It] will enable us to scale and onboard new customers almost instantly as well as servicing operators in new countries without a high-level of CAPEX, all key enablers that can really drive our business forward.”