Agama enhances sports coverage

Ericsson chose Agama for monitoring and Q/A of sports event feeds and coverage.

Agama Technologies AB , a video service quality assurance expert, was selected by Ericsson to monitor and assure the next-gen, interactive viewing experience created for the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, which took place in Falun, Sweden, from February 18 to March 1.

As the digital experience partner for the Falun2015 event, Ericsson provided the Ericsson Networked Event, a solution to enable an enhanced and ‘beyond skiing’ experience to mobile device users all over the world. For the 12-day championships, the Ericsson Networked Event combined both live TV, VoD and competition data into a downloadable application for iOS, Android and Windows PC. Ericsson turned to Agama for effective monitoring and quality assurance of the streaming video within this platform.

Via the apps and the website, spectators were able to access real-time information about competitors, statistics, the history of the event, schedules, transport to the venue, parking, places of interest and much more. The apps were also useful for volunteers, media representatives and other target groups that require information or need to communicate during the World Championships. Never before has the FIS World Ski Championships been as easily accessible.

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