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[August 07, 2014]

Deutsche Telekom Selected as the Exclusive Broadband Multiscreen Video Services Provider for the Oldtimer Grand Prix in Nürburging

PHOENIX --(Business Wire)--

Octoshape announced today that the Automobilclub von Deutschland (AvD), Germany, has selected their partner Deutsche Telekom (News - Alert) and "LiveStream Perform," powered by Octoshape, as a live streaming solution for the AvD-Oldtimer-Grand-Prix in Nürburgring. The cloud-based video streaming solution will be leveraged for the live and on-demand streaming of five TV channels to connected devices globally.

The event will take place August 8 - 10 at the legendary Nürburgring circuit with the live stream starting on Friday the 8th at 4:00pm CET. As one of the biggest and most popular vintage car racing events in the world, the track-side audience at Nürburgring has grown to more than 60,000 spectators. Given escalating demand from car racing enthusiasts globally, event organizers wanted to ensure that the 42nd anniversary year of the extravaganza was available to motorsport fans online, from anywhere in the world. Enabled for live and on-demand playback from http://bdi.telekom.net/wp-content/lsp/oldtimer/, the 2 day event will be available on PCs and mobile devices. LiveStream Perform delivers a consistent, high-quality video playback across any device ensuring a differentiated viewing experience for fans globally. End-users will now have access to live channels featuring inside cockpit views and behind-the-scenes reporting similar to other global motorsport events but with a superior level of broadband-delivered qualit.


"The popularity of the Oldtimer Grand Prix is tremendous but we want to continue to expand its visibility to fans both near and far," said Dr. Andreas Nowack, CEO AvD-Oldtimer-Grand Prix GmbH und Co OHG. For those fans who are unable to join us track-side in Germany, it's very important that we offer them a first-rate visual experience via connected device no matter where they are. "LiveStream Perform has met our rigorous demands for high-quality multiscreen viewing and is helping us to grow the event on a global level."

During the two days of the event, the over-the-top Web and mobile cloud-based video delivery solution will capture up to 5 channels for 2 to 3 hours per day. An audience of up to 10,000 people from across North America, EMEA, Latin America and China is expected to tune in.

"Thanks to the easy set-up of LiveStream Perform, expanding the visibility and audience reach of all types of events has never been easier," said Karim El-Khazen, Vice President at Deutsche Telekom. "Preparing a live stream for the next CEO speech with distribution to all of your multinational office locations or streaming live events like the AvD Oldtimer-Grand Prix to a global audience are only two use cases the solution can perfectly cover."

LiveStream Perform provides a differentiated platform that enables the evolution of Broadcast TV into global, cloud-based Broadband TV. The patented stream acceleration system combined with the suite of multicast technologies offers TV quality and a cost-effective commercial model for broadcasters, enterprises and carriers, enabling them to reach millions of device-connected subscribers worldwide. Leading broadcasters and direct broadcast satellite service providers around the world rely on LiveStream Perform to deliver their content over IP networks.

About Octoshape
Octoshape is a revolutionary cloud OTT IPTV (News - Alert) service provider that focuses on delivering broadcast, enterprise and carrier solutions. Octoshape's cloud technologies are adopted worldwide to enable the evolution of broadcast TV to broadband TV. The patented stream acceleration platform combined with the suite of multicast technologies offer unparalleled stream quality, true global reach and multicast-equivalent network efficiency to deliver a consistent and cost effective TV viewing experience for broadband multiscreen, point to (multi) point contribution and enterprise delivery. Visit us at www.octoshape.com for more information and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.


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