Customer story TVNZ

Fully integrated sports streaming solution from event scheduling to live2VOD to flexibly stream hundreds of OTT sports events each year.

About TVNZ

Te Reo Tātaki (TVNZ), which translates to "the leading voice", is New Zealand's state-owned, commercially funded broadcaster. A trusted source for Kiwis, TVNZ reaches more than 2 million people daily through its streaming platform TVNZ+ and broadcast channels TVNZ 1, TVNZ 2 and DUKE. Their mission is to inspire the conversations of Aotearoa New Zealand. Live sport is a cornerstone of their content offering, and TVNZ requires a robust and efficient system to deliver these events to their viewers.

The challenge

TVNZ broadcasts hundreds of live OTT sporting events each year, requiring a fully integrated sports streaming solution that encompasses everything from event scheduling to live VOD content creation.

Previously, managing live sports broadcasts at TVNZ involved a lot of manual work at various stages. This created bottlenecks and increased the chance of mistakes. Additionally, their existing system couldn't automatically adjust resources (like servers or bandwidth) to handle the different needs of each event. This rigidity could have led to problems with streaming quality or even outages during high-demand events. Finally, the lack of a central control panel made managing live events cumbersome and time-consuming.

About qibb

qibb is the leading media integration platform to create and maintain low-code media workflows. Fully agnostic and cloud-based, qibb comes with a growing Catalog of Nodes (connectors), dozens of pre-build Flows (templates), and a versatile feature toolkit that makes virtualized system integration a reality. It enables customers to build and maintain integrations more cost-effective, faster and vendor independent – making media workflow automation and integration easier than ever before.
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The solution

qibb's solution addressed these challenges head-on. With qibb, operators have a single, unified platform to schedule, edit, and manage all aspects of live events. This eliminates the need to switch between different tools and simplifies the workflow, leading to both increased efficiency and fewer errors. qibb further streamlines operations by automating a significant portion of the live sports streaming workflow, from the initial scheduling of an event to the creation of VOD content after the live stream has concluded. This automation frees up valuable staff time that can be dedicated to other tasks, and ensures consistency throughout the entire process.

Another key benefit is qibb's platform's elasticity and scalability. This allows TVNZ to automatically adjust resources, such as those from MediaKind and TAG, up or down based on the specific needs of each event. This ensures that they can deliver optimal streaming quality and maintain service availability at all times, regardless of the event size or complexity. Finally, qibb offers a comprehensive set of job monitoring and notification features. This gives operations staff greater visibility into the entire workflow, allowing them to proactively identify and address any potential issues before they can impact the live stream.

qibb event scheduling dashboard for TVNZ

By implementing the qibb solution, TVNZ has achieved a dramatic improvement in the efficiency and management of their live sports streaming workflows. The new system provides a central control panel, streamlines operations through automation, and ensures scalability to meet the demands of their high-volume OTT streaming environment.

“We’re pleased to have partnered with qibb to develop an integrated streaming solution for our sports offering on TVNZ+. This solution has created efficiencies for our teams in managing live sports streaming events, and helped to enable our ambitions for TVNZ+ to be a leading sports streaming destination.”

This successful project with TVNZ demonstrates the power of qibb’s media integration platform to deliver a robust, efficient, and scalable solution for even the most complex live streaming workflows. If you are facing similar challenges in managing your live sports events, qibb can provide the tools and expertise you need to streamline your operations and deliver exceptional viewing experiences to your audience.

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