Falcon Media House, a global internet broadcast media group focused on the over-the-top (OTT) market, is pleased to announce it is working with Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications, to acquire connectivity, hosting and operational media workflow services that will power the Group’s Teevee Direct-to-Consumer (‘D2C’) brand as related to in the Company’s Prospectus dated 20 March 2017 which can be found on its website.
The Teevee service will use the combination of the Group’s recently acquired Quiptel Q-flow software and Tata Communications’ network infrastructure to deliver seamless “buffer-free” live and on-demand sports programming across mobiles, tablets, desktops, set-top-boxes and smart televisions.
The first phase is expected to be operational in two US data centres, located in Santa Clara and New York, by 1 May 2017, followed by further support for a full Teevee service launch in the second half of 2017. Tata Communications’ ability to support rapid growth provides Teevee with the ability to deliver a scalable, compelling consumer experience.
Falcon Media House Executive Chairman, Gert Rieder comments: “We are delighted to work with Tata Communications, tapping into the company’s global network, sports industry and media services expertise. This is a landmark and critical relationship for Falcon Media House and through it we can make the most of our passion for the booming global OTT video market. Tata Communications’ reach, scale and understanding of building dedicated video networks is unparalleled and gives us the confidence to focus on building our Teevee business without concern as we get access to a cost sensitive, on-demand scaling infrastructure. We look forward to working with Tata Communications going forward.”
Brian Morris, Vice President and General Manager of Global Media and Entertainment Services business at Tata Communications, adds: “We love what Falcon Media House is seeking to do. Viewers deserve high quality access to their favourite sports, players and games irrelevant of the league. Many non-franchised sports around the world just do not get the same broadcast airtime as the top leagues, so it is a significantly underserved segment. We are proud to be enabling this innovative OTT service through our media services portfolio and our global network infrastructure.”