Síminn partners with MediaKind for UHD EPL broadcasting

Icelandic broadcaster Síminn has selected MediaKind to deliver its HD and UHD broadcasts of English Premier League matches. 

The deployment will include MK RX1, a multi-codec, multi-service professional decoder that is designed to maintain the integrity of valuable, high quality, content across contribution networks, with low latency.  

The deployment also includes MK Director, a control and conditional access management software product, prohibiting unauthorised access and managing the primary distribution of live sports content.

Bjarki Jónsson, manager, TV Department at Síminn, said: “Live sports coverage has a unique ability to captivate the imaginations of viewers all over the world and we want to give Icelandic fans the best possible, high quality experience of the beautiful game. By partnering with MediaKind and using their industry leading RX1 solution, we will deliver the best football moments as they happen in the highest picture quality with the lowest latency.”

Damien Montessuit, regional head, EMEA, added: “We are excited to work alongside Premier League Productions and Síminn to enable outstanding, live UHD matchday experiences for football fans across Iceland. Through the deployment of our contribution and distribution solutions, we can provide greater flexibility, superior low latency and highly advanced encryption to optimise the value of Siminn’s live coverage of one of the world’s most popular sporting leagues.”

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