Red Bee Media provided OTT services for rights owner Spring Media in order to create subscription-based online access to live and pre-recorded content from Sweden International Horse Show – 29/11 to 2/12 2018. With Red Bee Media’s white label solution, Spring Media was able to create a branded subscription service with two different pricing options – reaching a worldwide niche audience. The partnership between Red Bee Media and Spring Media is based on a Pay-As-You-Grow pricing model, reducing Spring Media’s entry costs in this market segment.
Spring Media owns the content rights to many sports related events globally, including Sweden International Horse Show. In addition to distribution deals with broadcasters Spring Media wanted the option to reach equestrian sports fans all over the world directly. With the help of Red Bee Media, Spring Media quickly created swedenhorseshowlive.com: a subscription-based live and video-on-demand service where a worldwide audience could gain access to live and pre-recorded content during the show.
“With Red Bee Media’s solution we easily created our own branded service, designing the website and apps the way we wanted, and got started in a matter of minutes. This meant we could reach our global audiences and capitalize directly on our own content in markets where we don’t have rights deals in place. Creating OTT direct-to-consumer channels like this is an important part of the Spring Media strategy and service offering and Red Bee Media is providing the tools for us to do this in a simple, fast and qualitative way.”, says Torsten Billing, Partner at Spring Media.
The Red Bee Media OTT offering is provided either as managed services delivered to larger broadcasters and content owners, or through a Pay-As-You-Grow model for smaller customers with niche content.
“We are very happy that Spring Media chose our solution and swedenhorseshowlive.com is a great example of how the Red Bee Media OTT offering can be used to provide content to niche audiences. Anyone, no matter the content type or audience size, can be onboarded fast and gain access to our self-service environment, with no start-up fees and a billing policy based on the revenue made from subscribers. We also provide a solution to challenges related to location-based rights restrictions – making it possible to reach audiences anywhere across the globe.”, says Anders Wassén, Head of Development, Red Bee Media OTT.
The Red Bee Media OTT offering is built on a cloud-based micro service architecture and a true agile methodology is feeding customer and product innovations directly into the platform every day, to help tailor and grow the service, thanks to a unique and proven continuous deployment process.
Sweden International Horse Show took place 29 November – 2 December 2018 at Friends Arena in Stockholm. During the show subscribers on swedenhorseshowlive.com could gain access to live and pre-recorded content, either through a day-pass for 89 SEK (9 EURO) or a full access pass for 259 SEK (25 EURO).
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About Red Bee Media
Red Bee Media is a leading global media services company with a staff of more than 2500 media service and broadcast experts. With the head office in London, UK, Red Bee Media provides services from 11 main hubs around the world. Every day, millions of people on all continents watch television programs prepared, managed and broadcast by Red Bee Media staff. Every year, the business delivers 4 million hours of programming in more than 60+ languages for over 500 TV channels. Red Bee Media’s OTT services include live transcoding of 233 channels for broadcasters and 119 standalone channels provided to 1.7 million subscribers. The company’s content discovery portfolio spans more than 10 million movies and program titles, covering over 25 languages, and includes an image database with over 90 percent of all programming available across traditional TV, VOD and SVOD. Red Bee Media also provides over 200,000 hours of captioning each year – more than 70,000 hours of which is live. Red Bee Media is an equal opportunity employer, with a clear focus on embracing diversity and creating an inclusive workplace throughout the entire organization.
About Spring Media
Spring Media is a fast-growing international sports media agency that provides media rights distribution, as well as digital-, production-, distribution- and consulting services for sporting events. The company has a global reach with its head office in Stockholm, and regional offices in Hamburg, Astana and Mexico City. Spring Media owns, manages, produces and distributes over 3,000 hours of live sports annually to over 200 broadcasters around the world. For more information, visit www.springmedia.se.