Sports fans who subscribed to PCCW Media’s Now TV enjoyed an engaging and immersive viewing experience during the recently concluded UEFA EURO 2020 football tournament.
Besides catching the live action from stadiums around Europe, viewers were simultaneously interacting with their Watch Party group through video chat, made possible by the Viaccess-Orca (VO) Secure Player.
Belinda Chan, Head of Technology, PCCW Media, said, “Live sports streaming is a competitive market, and it is critical for service providers to stay on top of emerging trends to drive better viewer engagement.
“With VO Secure Player, we can confidently bring our new Watch Party feature to subscribers, offering them a one-of-a-kind viewing experience. The VO Secure Player also enables real-time synchronisation of premium content across all connected devices in the Watch Party group for a seamless experience.”
VO Secure Player assures accurate and real-time synchronisation of live video across multiple connected devices, including mobile, tablets and PCs, allowing users to hear comments and see reactions from members of their Watch Party group. Viewers can also enjoy full control of the volume of both audio streams.
Dokyung Lee, Vice-President of Sales, APAC at Viaccess-Orca, added, “Now TV sets a great example of how a media entertainment company can deliver exceptional social experiences to viewers via innovative technology to enhance overall viewing experience during this challenging pandemic period.
“We are delighted to accompany Now TV on this journey to bring a unique, seamless viewing experience to sports fans.”