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Canal+ OTT service sees record use for El Clasico

Spanish pay TV provider Canal+’s Yomvi OTT TV service passed a live streaming record on March 22, with a football match between Real Madrid and Barcelona being streamed to 376,000 devices, a 29% increase in device reach over the same period last year.

According to technology provider Nagra, which provides the MediaLive-based platform for Yomvi, the match was watched by about half a million people on the service.

Nagra reported that Yomvi is now also available on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 games consoles.

“Yomvi is gaining more and more traction with viewers and is available on more devices than ever before – we’re very pleased to see how quickly the service is being accepted and used by consumers,” said Adolfo Remacha, Chief Technology Officer, Canal+ Spain. “We believe OTT is and will continue to be a key driver for growth over the next few years and we will continue, in parallel, to invest in our platform with the ultimate goal of providing the best viewing experience to consumers thanks to solutions like Nagra MediaLive.”