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CHIO Aachen extends partnership with scoopa

03.02.2017

scoopa delivers TV pictures of the equestrian tournament to broadcasters and digital platforms around the world.

Cologne, Germany, 03.02.2017 - The World Equestrian Festival, CHIO Aachen, is the Mecca of horse sports. For 10 days the best riders, vaulters and drivers of the world as well as their best horses will compete for the CHIO 2017. Every year 350,000 spectators come to Aachen. The public TV stations broadcast live and exclusive more than 25 hours. After the live broadcasts, the ALRV as the organizer provides the video content of the main competitions to other TV stations and media partners such as digital platforms to significantly increase the reach of the tournament. Compilations for news contributions and longer summaries, so-called highlightshows, are produced in different languages for media and TV partners in Germany as well as the whole world in the highest editorial and technical quality. Pictures from CHIO Aachen are to be broadcast in over 140 countries.

These pictures are delivered as video files to the broadcast and media partners. Time is a critical factor for the organizer.

"News must be up-to-date. The story must be fresh. We have the goal to have the content of an event at the latest 1 hour after the competition with our media partners. When the main news broadcast is over, the pictures usually have no chance of being on-air anymore." Frank Kemperman, Chairman of the Board of Management of ALRV

A huge challenge is the enormous amount of data. In Aachen, up to 4 different sports take place at the same time and many competitions are held consecutively throughout the day - for 10 days. The ALRV has been using the Internet platform scoopa since the last year for the delivery of the data volumes from 5 to 35 GB per file. All videofiles are sent to the cloud via an Internet connection and are available there for download by the media partners. The platform scoopa ensures that the time for uploading and downloading of the individual files takes only a fraction of the time of other solutions. At the same time, low resolution versions of the videos are automatically created and the partners are notified as soon as new content is provided. The platform was developed by best boys media lab GmbH & Co. KG.

"In former days, expensive and inflexible satellite lines were used for such deliveries. Later the video files could be provided on FTP servers. That took a few hours. With higher image resolutions such as HDTV or 4K, the data volumes are growing rapidly. Local servers have neither the computing power nor the Internet bandwidth to handle fast and especially parallel downloads of the same files by the TV partners. With Amazon AWS, we are using a whole world-wide network of data centers to make the content highly available and deliver it around the globe very quickly. And our management interface simplifies the workflows as there is nearly nothing to organize anymore for the onsite team." Rene Alles, Managing Partner best boys media lab
"Another advantage is the individualized provision of images, e.g. according to nationalities: Of course, the Chinese, Brazilian, English or Danish TV partner is interested in pictures of his riders. Even though these were not placed within the competition. We can do this with scoopa very quickly, cheaply and comfortably, and often get more broadcast time. This helps us to achieve our goals" Frank Kemperman, CEO of ALRV

best boys media lab GmbH & Co. KG

Bestboys is a company that develops software solutions for the broadcast and media industry. The founders all come from the field of TV production and know the challenges. The "scoopa" service is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offer based on the worldwide Amazon AWS network. The service has already been used by well-known broadcasters like the ARD, the sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media AG, as well as at events like the CHIO Aachen, the BMW Berlin Marathon or the BMW Open.

For more information please contact:

Rene Alles
Managing Partner
best boys media lab GmbH & Co. KG
fon +49 (0) 221.337 4471
Mail: rene@scoopa.com
www.scoopa.com

It can be easy: More reach for video-content in the professional media. How to share large video files with Broadcast- and Mediapartners.

16.01.2017

scoopa ist the fast, easy and cost effective solution to deliver videos in broadcast quality.

Cologne, Germany, 16.01.2017 - scoopa is a new cloud based platform developed by best boys media lab GmbH & Co. KG. Nowadays not only TV broadcasters produce video content in broadcast quality but also sports leagues and clubs, event organizers and companies as well as political parties and associations.

They provide their content to tv-stations, webbased media and other partners for use. The goal is more reach for your own story and messages: In sports for sponsors and partners, or e.g. Ticket sales as well as merchandising sales. Companies have new products and services and they are facing new tasks in distributing them. For associations and political parties it is about statements and documentation.

Videos for your own social media channels can be encoded to lower resolution (still it needs to be done). Management of these data is not a challenge. With videos in high resolution for professional use the real problems appear: Huge amounts of data, considerable up- and download times and professional software is already needed for viewing only.

With scoopa all these steps are simplified. With an own scoopa platform, everyone can securely store their content on their Internet portal with own design, logo and web address - in the cloud and always available for download. It’s a professional appearance also towards the partners. Access is managed by different Permission-Levels.There are full up- and download permissions and even guest accesses with “view only” permission for each file. The distribution is automated by distribution lists. If a folder structure is prepared the whole process does not need any management during uploads. With reports you have control and overview, who has viewed or downloaded files. The "small-scale" preview or web versions of the videos are created by scoopa automatically. You do not need to worry about safe storage. The platform accelerates the data transfer and significantly reduces the upload and download time. Special hardware or software is not required. Computing performance, storage capacity, Internet bandwidth for downloads - all theoretically unlimited scalable.

Anyone who has previously provided video files with FTP servers can use scoopa for a service that is safer, more comfortable and with higher efficientcy.

best boys media lab GmbH & Co. KG

Bestboys is a company that develops software solutions for the broadcast and media industry. The founders all come from the field of TV production and know the challenges. The "scoopa" service is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offer based on the worldwide Amazon AWS network. The service has already been used by well-known broadcasters like the ARD, the sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media AG, as well as at events like the CHIO Aachen, the BMW Berlin Marathon or the BMW Open.

For more information please contact:

Rene Alles
Managing Partner
best boys media lab GmbH & Co. KG
fon +49 (0) 221.337 4471
Mail: rene@scoopa.com
www.scoopa.com

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