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Switch Media supports the launch of FOX SPORTS NRL App service for the iPad

Live, On Demand and Catch Up TV

Following on from their successful development of the Foxtel GO Service, multi-screen video specialists Switch Media have recently delivered platform integration and hosting services to support the operation of Fox Sport’s new NRL app service for iPad.

The new app, now available from the Apple iTunes store, provides LIVE streaming of Fox Sports five weekly matches. In addition, the app provides a VoD catch-up service for all other matches broadcast during each round, access to weekly NRL shows, and other NRL news services.  With unique dedicated fan features such as ‘My Team’ personalization, play-by-play tracking and analysis of all games played through an interactive “Match Centre”, the new app is giving NRL fans unprecedented mobile access to NRL coverage and an enjoyable social environment in which to share their favorite moments.

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Gold for Switch Media’s London 2012 Olympics App

Multi-screen video specialists Switch Media today announced that the London 2012 Olympics app they developed for Foxtel’s coverage of the Games via iPad and Android was an unparalleled success registering over 150,000 downloads throughout the duration of the world’s greatest sporting spectacle.

Foxtel also used Switch Media’s cloud based video content management system, the Switch Media Manager, to manage and deliver live and On Demand content to tablets, as well as to Samsung connected TVs.

Switch Media CEO Christopher Stenhouse said, “We are delighted to have been selected by Foxtel to develop and produce these innovative video applications. The Olympics is a great event that subscribers clearly enjoyed watching on these next-generation devices. Developing and producing this kind of multi-screen video solution is what Switch Media has built its reputation on and the fact that we are continuing to work with Foxtel, a forward thinking and major regional broadcaster, makes for an exciting future in this space.”

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Switch Media and Magna Systems form integral part of Broadcast Asia 2012 OTT Exhibit

SYDNEY, 17 May 2012 – Multi-platform video specialists Switch Media and Magna Systems and Engineering will be at the heart of the first ever OTT exhibit at this year’s Broadcast Asia show. Magna Systems has been appointed official systems integrator of the project and Switch Media will be handling the video content management and distribution in addition to the platform design.

The exhibit sees a multitude of industry players coming together to create the show’s first live and interactive OTT exhibit.

Content will be provided by SPTL and consisting of programming in English, Mandrin and Korean with multiple episodes of each show. The source files are HD XCDAM 422 and there will also be promo and pre-roll content.

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