Just as the road to the Super Bowl is a long, hard-fought battle, preparing to deliver the big game to millions of concurrent viewers requires equal amounts of preparation.
In just the past two years, we doubled the size of our network, and, in the first quarter of 2020, our network will hit another major milestone: 100 Tbps of egress capacity. And we’re just getting started. Throughout 2020, we will add points of presence (PoPs) in Latin America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region in response to higher volumes of video traffic throughout these areas. Whatever the event, whatever the region, we’re prepared to deliver TV-like quality streams to meet demand. No matter how many viewers are watching.
Our Media Platform has years of experience delivering major live events, and 2019 was no different. We delivered the NBA Finals, the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, and the FIFA Women’s World Cup, which we streamed in 4K for the first time in the game’s history. Our Live Event Operations team also managed the record-breaking delivery of over 330 live streaming events in just one day. Delivering this type of performance expertise is why Fox entrusted the Verizon Media Platform with its most important live event: Super Bowl LIV.
Leading up to game day, we dedicated ourselves to ensuring a smooth delivery for one of the most-watched live sporting events of the year. This included adding the following capabilities and enhancements:
These expanded capabilities and enhancements made it possible for us to support Fox’s reported 3.4 million digital viewers on the day of the Super Bowl. Our live streaming technology, including streaming in 4K, was provided for Fox digital properties and Yahoo Sports. This multi-team effort led to a win as impressive as the one by the Kansas City Chiefs.
To learn more about our network and how it can help your streaming business grow, meet us at NAB. For details on our network capacity and live event streaming capabilities, contact us now.