Broadcast and audiovisual services supplier Euro Media Group and its subsidiary NetcoSports, which specialises in the development of technical and digital solutions for the sport and media industries, has acquired On Rewind to spearhead the group’s new OTT offering.
Through the purchase of the French firm, Netco Sports has launched a streamlined production and distribution solution for OTT, offering on-site video recording, the production and remote enhancement of content and its broadcasting on the On Rewind platform.
Netco Sports said its new OTT solution is aimed primarily at organisations holding rights that are currently under-exploited.
Jean-Sébastien Cruz, chief executive of Netco Sports, added: “The advent of streamlined creation along with OTT distribution today lies at the heart of the production and broadcast strategies within the sports sector.
“The solutions developed by On Rewind are well ahead from a technological point of view and are particularly innovative. This acquisition, following on from that of EBD in Italy, falls within the framework of the construction of a unique digital offer for our clients. This strong digital strategy within Euro Media Group now enables us to be a key player in digital production in Europe.”
Netco Sports currently works with over 100 clients throughout the world including pay-television broadcasters beIN Sports and Fox Sports; European football’s governing body Uefa; the French Football Federation; Roland Garros, host of tennis grand slam the French Open; and English Premier League football club Liverpool.