PRESS RELEASE, New York, August 30, 2017
Streamroot, the leading provider of hybrid over-the-top (OTT) delivery infrastructure solutions, announced today that it is helping the global round-the-clock news network RT deliver video content through its patented Streamroot CDN Mesh Delivery (formerly Streamroot DNA) service.
RT is a global press outlet broadcasting news, current affairs and documentary content to audiences in over 100 countries spanning 5 continents. 70 million people watch RT channels every week, with 35 million watching RT daily. To scale profitably to growing audiences across the world, the company has chosen CDN Mesh Delivery as a distributed network architecture on top of its existing content delivery network (CDN) infrastructure. RT has now implemented Streamroot across its Russian, English and Arabic channels, as well as its documentary offering.
The company has chosen Streamroot to achieve unparalleled global reach, improved scale and higher viewing quality, while reducing the cost of delivery as the platform continues to grow.
“Streamroot is the perfect addition to our delivery infrastructure,” says Ivan Lysenko, Distribution Executive at RT. “Its distributed mesh network architecture easily accommodates our growth, while the company’s fixed-fee delivery model allows us to expand both our video services and our user base without further investment in over-the-top delivery.”
“We are thrilled to be working with a renowned international news network,” adds Streamroot CEO and Co-Founder Pierre-Louis Théron. “RT is an important source of news for millions of people around the world, and Streamroot is proud to be ensuring high quality video across this growing platform.”
RT is a global TV news network with seven TV channels, digital platforms in six languages, and video news agency RUPTLY. It has a weekly TV audience of 70 million viewers in 38 countries, and is the most watched TV news network on YouTube with nearly 5 billion views. RT is the winner of the Monte Carlo TV Festival Award for Best 24-hr Broadcast, and a five-time Emmy finalist.
Streamroot is a leading provider of innovative OTT delivery technologies for media groups, content publishers and enterprise customers. Powering over 25 million video sessions every day, Streamroot technologies offer broadcasters a key competitive advantage through improved quality of service, greater audience reach and expanded delivery capacity. Plug-in free for viewers, Streamroot delivery solutions integrate seamlessly into broadcasters’ existing video workflows. Streamroot is supported on major web and mobile platforms, as well as Android and iOS set-top boxes, providing comprehensive user coverage.
Founded in 2013, the company was backed by major venture funds and was recently acquired by the technology leader CenturyLink, which has placed Streamroot’s product portfolio at the heart of its media delivery solutions alongside its global CDN and IP backbone.
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