May 2, 2017

Voddler Group drives Dawri Plus digisports platform expansion

Enabling Intigral to optimise streaming experience for sports viewers everywhere

Voddler Group, the cloud-streaming innovator, has provided leading MENA OTT and IP video product provider Intigral with its VoddlerNet™ hybrid peer-assisted video streaming solution to dramatically optimise the subscriber viewing experience on Saudi Telecom Company (STC)’s Dawri Plus digital sport platform.

The Dawri Plus OTT service delivers sports video and fan engagement across the region, offering live match streaming and enabling the creation of unique fan engagements across the country and with STC subscribers around the world. It allows fans to experience Saudi football anywhere, at any time, on any device by enjoying an immersive second screen experience with in-built fantasy gaming and social media interactivity.

Dawri Plus is powered by a turnkey Intigral cloud-based solution supported by VoddlerNet video streaming, which enables not only high-performance streaming and features, but also the ability to scale deployment while offering customised features.

“The Intigral team has extensive knowledge and deep expertise in the sports industry and we advise our clients across all aspects of the sports value chain, from developing impactful digital products to integrating and executing online and offline marketing activations,” said Mr Hamoud Al-Rumayan, CEO of Intigral. “VoddlerNet enables us to dramatically reduce our dependence on a CDN and deliver amazing Quality of Service and Quality of Experience to Dawri Plus customers.”

The Intigral roll-out includes an advanced media player, a sport tailored UI/UX, native iOS and Android apps, a recommendation engine and cross-platform user-centric analytics and audience measurement tools, all hosted at Intigral’s master control room and network operations centre.

Supporting the Intigral platform is Voddler Group’s VoddlerNet hybrid peer-assisted and secure delivery, which ensures the delivery of a consistently high quality viewing experience to Dawri Plus subscribers. VoddlerNet combines controlled and secure peer-assisted delivery with direct streaming from the source provider. This unique video streaming solution greatly expands the reach of streaming video services, while maintaining the highest bitrate and quality of service possible.

“We are delighted that VoddlerNet was chosen by Intigral to help Dawri Plus expand its streaming service in Saudi Arabia, which has mobile penetration rates growing in excess of 168%, by reaching even the most poorly connected customers with the best possible viewing experience every time they log on,” said Adam Lewis, CEO of Voddler Group. “VoddlerNet is the world’s first solution for areas impacted by ‘last mile degradation’ and can guarantee flawless video to anyone, anywhere, at any time.”

VoddlerNet is the market leading technology in hybrid peer-assisted video streaming, and is designed to provide quantum improvements in quality of service and experience over any network and any device. VoddlerNet is DRM agnostic, and supports any VOD and OTT platforms and integrated technologies.

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About Voddler
Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Voddler Group AB is the creator of the next generation video streaming solution VoddlerNet, an award-winning peer-assisted video delivery solution. VoddlerNet extends our partners’ streaming solutions globally, delivering an unparalleled viewing experience to any Internet-connected device with stunning quality of service at a fraction of today’s streaming cost. VoddlerNet integrates seamlessly with existing streaming solutions to unleash their full potential. VoddlerNet has streamed millions of movies from dozens of content owners, including the Hollywood majors, to millions of users worldwide.

For more information on Voddler, contact:
Petra Almering
VP Global Marketing
pr@voddler.com

About Intigral
Intigral is a leading provider of IP video products and billing services in the MENA region. By delivering fully customizable digital entertainment and sports solutions, Intigral drive broadband, open new revenue opportunities, and create rich consumer engagement channels. The company’s products are built on a cloud-based delivery platform using the latest technology to provide high-quality streaming services, APIs for simple integration, payment modules, social integration, and high value tracking and analytics. Intigral offers the full suite of services including consultancy and business planning, technical development and integration, content acquisition, video operations and delivery, marketing, and ongoing after-sales support. Intigral was formed in 2009, and has a workforce of over 250 people working across offices in Riyadh and Dubai. Learn more on the Intigral website.

About Dawri Plus
Dawri Plus is the leading Sports application in the Arab region, targeting Saudi Telecom Company (STC) clients in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as expats all over the world to provide them with all-you-need-in-one-place regarding Saudi Football. Dawri Plus broadcasts live matches as well as providing the ability to watch replay matches, highlights, best moments of the week videos, up to date statistics, news, Fantasy and predictor games as well as many other engaging features for social media making Dawri Plus the real home of Saudi Football. Learn more on the Dawri Plus website.