If you streamed any of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in pristine 4K quality from Globo, there’s more to the story than great players like Neymar, Messi, and Mbappé.
Brazil’s largest media company streamed the historic final match, too — just like it streamed all the other matches in the World Cup in Qatar, to millions of its streaming service subscribers — with the help of Unified Streaming technology.
Inside Globo’s live streaming workflows runs the core product from Unified Streaming: Unified Origin. Rock-solid and interoperable, Unified Origin offers viewers stability and reliability in their streaming experience.
Because Unified Origin easily handles different codecs and specifications, Globo was able to stream the World Cup action in 4K, available to subscribers of Globoplay’s “+ live channels” plan.
Unified Origin enabled Globoplay’s 20 million subscribers to access the streaming service’s coverage of all 64 matches of FIFA World Cup football on multiple devices, including smart TVs, gaming consoles, and mobile devices.
Streaming HLS and MPEG-DASH formats, Unified Origin offers Globoplay streaming platform built-in support for features that make it possible for Globo to monetize their streams with ads, as well as to manage and protect the rights for streaming.
Unified Origin also gives Globo multi-channel audio, which enables the streaming service to satisfy different language requirements in various geographic regions. Globoplay viewers can also make use of accessibility features like captions and subtitles.
Globo has been a customer of Unified Streaming since 2013.
Latin America’s largest media company, Globo, brings together free-to-air and pay TV channels, in addition to digital products and services. Its linear channels speak to more than 100 million people in Brazil every day. And, thanks to its wide network of partner affiliates that covers the entire country, it is able to be local, regional and national at the same time.
In 2018 it started its digital transformation journey, becoming a mediatech company, strongly supported by technology and focused on direct relationships with consumers. It provides audiences a complete viewing experience, which combines the ability to produce high quality content with technological expertise, with distribution on various platforms, such as TV Globo, a free-to-air TV channel; its 26 pay TV channels; its SVOD and streaming platform Globoplay; and digital products: news G1; sports GE.globo; and entertainment Gshow, among others.
About Unified Streaming
Unified Streaming is a forerunner in creating smart video streaming technologies and defining industry-advancing standards and specifications.
Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Amsterdam, Unified Streaming leads the new wave of content aggregation, providing tools for dynamic and static packaging, capture, and enhanced playlist technology. Its streaming solutions are deployed to unlock new ways to repurpose and protect content, and to create value and increase profit.
With over 140 customers and partners globally, Unified Streaming produces the software under the hood of the best-known streaming platforms and services. Every day, everywhere, Unified Streaming enables delivery of outstanding personalized experiences to viewers.