Eurosport signs TV app deal with Panasonic

Eurosport has launched an app for Panasonic Viera Connect TVs in time for Roland Garros.

The Eurosport Player app delivers the sports channel’s online simulcast streaming service to Panasonic Smart Viera TVs. The app gives Viera pay subscribers access to live streaming from Eurosport, Eurosport 2 and bonus channel content for other significant sporting events such as snooker, World Superbikes and winter sports, and feature a full seven day EPG schedule. Tennis fans can watch action from up to seven different courts at Roland Garros depending on the schedule of play.

Fabien Roth, director TV group at Panasonic Marketing Europe said: “We are delighted to be the first to offer the Eurosport Player application via Smart Viera. The app showcases the possibilities of Smart TV, providing great interactive and personalised experiences. For Roland Garros, subscribers can now choose the courts they would like to watch the match on – putting them in the director’s chair. With the Eurosport Player we further strengthening our Viera Connect eco-system of innovative and benefit-oriented applications. It supports our Smart Viera strategy to provide easy-to-use networking functionality, allowing the user to enjoy interactive functionality that goes far beyond traditional broadcast experiences.”