Simplestream, the leader in live, live-2-VOD and on-demand OTT services, announced today that its award-winning App Platform has been selected by BKFC, the world’s first premier, bare knuckle boxing championship, to launch an entirely new live and on demand subscription (SVOD) service for bare knuckle fighting fans across the globe. Under the new multi-year agreement, Simplestream is providing the end-to-end solution that will power the OTT BKFC digital destination, BKTV, including complete access to pay-per-view events.
Josh Harrington, Head of Sales from Simplestream commented, “It’s extremely exciting to be working with BKFC to create such a market leading and innovative platform, showcasing such a thrilling and adrenalin fuelled sport such as BKFC. Making BKTV available across desktop, iOS, Android, TVOS, Amazon Fire and Roku will mean that nobody will miss out on the live action and keep up to date on news, events as well as watching previous fights. We look forward to continuing the evolution of next-generation sports video experiences with our valued partner across the world.”
David Feldman, Chief Operating Officer at BKFC added, “We are extremely happy with our new product and partnership with Simplestream. Having them direct our ship towards OTT logistical and software development has enabled us to focus more on building a great product for fight fans everywhere. With their unique market positioning, geographic location, and their 24 hour live support team, we are able to provide a top-notch product to our loyal and future customers and have been receiving nothing but positive feedback since our soft app-release for our event this past July 24th”.
Simplestream’s App Platform is a fully managed, end-to-end solution to monetise premium sports content across devices, supporting a range of monetisation models within one ecosystem. The App Platform boasts features such as low latency live events, access to live event replays minutes after airing, video metadata management with DRM and automated partner video distribution. The Sports Video Platform can be rolled out in as little as 6 to 12 weeks in a single territory or internationally across all major platforms.
Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) is an American bare-knuckle boxing promotion based in Philadelphia. BKFC is the first promotion to hold an official state sanctioned and commissioned bare-knuckle boxing event in America since 1889.
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