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Caton delivers women’s football to fans in China via social media

Caton Technology’s CatonNet Video Platform (CVP) was recently deployed to establish a bespoke transmission path for the coverage of the 2021 Women’s International Champions Cup (WICC) football tournament.

Relevant Sports Group (RSG), which developed the WICC, used the CatonNet Video Platform to establish a path from the BT Tower in London to Hong Kong and the Sina Weibo platform for onward distribution into mainland China.

The circuits used Caton Transport Protocols (CTP) to provide highly reliable transmission, using proprietary algorithms and dynamic forward error correction to assure quality, performance and reliability. CVP also provided near real-time transcoding, ensuring bitrate and format compatibility when transmissions are fed to Sina Weibo.

CVP’s inherent multi-layer security architecture assured the “utmost security” for piracy prevention, according to Caton. Transmission tunnels are AES-265 encrypted, and streams and data are individually sliced and encapsulated with CTP’s proprietary technologies.

Matt Kontos, Managing Director of International Champions, said, “The WICC is already hugely popular, and we are keen to bring the WICC to wider audiences and contribute to the growth of women’s football globally.

“Providing timely delivery onto the social media networks audiences use is a central part of that drive.

“Caton demonstrated to us how they could supply social media-ready and mobile-friendly services which still retained the excitement of being live. On match days, they delivered exactly what they promised.”

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