France Televisions Signs With deltatre Digital Solutions to Support Olympic Sport Programming

France’s premier broadcaster selected deltatre for the design of fan engaging, multi-sport mobile and tablets apps localized in the French language of love. This exciting news from Paris, France, comes with the Olympic torch relay for the Sochi 2014 games officially underway. Sports media and technology firm deltatre announced this new contract with France Televisions to continue support their sports programming with innovative digital solutions. It is the pleasure of the Sports Techie community blog to share this news with the good people of France and around the world.

France Televisions Signs With deltatre Digital Solutions to Support Olympic Sport Programming - Sports Techie blog

France Televisions Signs With deltatre Digital Solutions to Support Olympic Sport Programming – Sports Techie blog

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The Golden Digital Experience for French viewers involves the design of fan engaging, multi-sport mobile and tablets apps. The sport business agreement with France’s award winning public broadcaster calls for deltatre to deliver a suite of proven mobile and tablet applications to complement sports coverage and enrich the fan experience.

Discussing on the collaboration, Ciaran Quinn, deltatre’s Director of Olympic & Strategic Business said, “France Télévisions’ undertaking during London 2012 was remarkable. That they remain ardently committed to taking the viewing experience even further for Sochi, and other events, is a testament to their dedication to audiences. deltatre is pleased to continue supporting France Télévisions as it captivates fans.

Building on their successful collaboration during London 2012, the two sportsbiz organizations will connect avid and casual fans with exclusive digital content and personalized tech features as France’s best winter sports athletes descend on Sochi. Whether watching at home or on the go with smartphones and tablets, francetv sport’s mobile and tablet apps will immerse fans in the action and connect them with the viewing community using tools such as:

  • In-depth analysis and editorial reporting
  • Awe-inspiring live video and highlight clips as well as stunning images of the action
  • Complete and up-to-date event calendars, TV schedules, results and medal counts
  • Interactive commentary and social media integration
  • Customized alerts of breaking news, event starts and medal wins

Compatible with iOs and Android platforms and engineered with an intuitive, user friendly design, the applications will take advantage of deltatre products to strengthen France Télévision’s unrivalled viewing experience. The backbone of the apps is Podium, deltatre’s plug and play results solution that integrates easily into rights holders’ digital platforms.

France Televisions Signs With deltatre Digital Solutions to Support Olympic Sport

France Televisions Signs With deltatre Digital Solutions to Support Olympic Sport

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While the solution will launch as the curtain rises on 2014 Sochi, its multi-sport functionality will serve as a digital hub throughout the sporting year, accompanying France Télévision’s broadcast coverage of major events across 16 other sporting disciplines including rugby, tennis and football.

Laurent Frisch, Director of France Télévisions  Editions Numériques, said, “In recent years, we have experienced first-hand a change in the way our audience consumes media with an almost unquenchable desire for more quality sporting content on smart phones and tablets. The response to our London 2012 digital offering was overwhelmingly positive. Therefore, we have again tapped into deltatre’s digital expertise, not only in Olympic events, but across dozens of sports, to create a new francetv sport app that fans can enjoy during all the major sporting events throughout the year.”

About deltatre:

There is a way to make sport events come to life for audiences everywhere. Using innovative technology, creativity and total commitment, the people at deltatre do exactly that. With staff in Turin, London, Manchester, Lausanne, Paris, Munich, New York and Portland, deltatre has over 27 years’ experience at the highest level of international sport. Always striving for the next level of interaction, we consider the future of global sport engagement to be multi-platform and social. Today, the greatest sport events on earth are more immersive, collaborative, and inclusive thanks to our cutting edge technologies. Sport fans become an active part of the event, connecting socially and sharing their passion, wherever they are. By harnessing our experience, technical skills and passion for sport, we help keep our clients one step ahead. For more information, please visit www.deltatre.com, contact sales@deltatre.com or follow us on Twitter: @deltatre.

While the solution with deltatre will launch as the curtain rises on 2014 Sochi, its multi-sport functionality will serve as a digital hub throughout the sporting year, accompanying France Télévision’s broadcast coverage of major events across 16 other sporting disciplines including rugby, tennis and football.

While the solution with deltatre will launch as the curtain rises on 2014 Sochi, its multi-sport functionality will serve as a digital hub throughout the sporting year, accompanying France Télévision’s broadcast coverage of major events across 16 other sporting disciplines including rugby, tennis and football.

About France Télévisions:

The public company is a major broadcaster of sports events in France, with more than a thousand hours of live coverage in 2012 on its TV channels France 2, France 3, France 4 and France O. It covered almost 20 different disciplines last year, in line with its policy to provide the widest possible choice to the public. France Televisions also broadcasts year after year some of the biggest competitions such as 6 Nations rugby tournament international swimming and athletic championship the Tour de France, and of course the Olympic Games.

France Televisions is currently developing an ambitious strategy on digital platforms, with a strong emphasis on live video streaming on the internet, which amounted to 2.000 hours in 2011 on francetvsport. Francesport is available on website francetvsport.fr, mobile application, smart tv and coming soon tablet application. In addition there will be direct links to much live and on demand video content directly from the athlete, sport, event and country sections of the website.

France Télévisions will connect avid and casual fans with exclusive digital content and personalized deltatre tech features as France’s best winter sports athletes descend on Sochi

France Télévisions will connect avid and casual fans with exclusive digital content and personalized deltatre tech features as France’s best winter sports athletes descend on Sochi

Sports Techie, French winter Olympic Games fans are about to enter a new digital age.  FranceTV’s sport broadcasts are soon to receive a sports technology boost because of their ongoing partnership with deltatre digital assets.

Live francetvsport events and archived competitions will be available for viewing on your TV, smartphone and tablet. Olympic performance Big Data analytics will be broken down for French citizens in the form of analysis, editorial content and medal results, including HD quality video, stunning pictures and revealing graphics.

No doubt the social media integration with help create a buzz throughout the nation as the NGB’s and their top athletes compete for gold medals, record breaking performances and the honor to represent their country at this most prestigious of International events and the world’s largest.

Besides the Olympics in Sochi, Russia, the French Open, le Tour de France and 20 other sports will benefit by this arrangement to integrate deltatre software with France Televisions multiple sport channels.

I have only been to the airport in Paris on the way to the Global Sports Forum in Barcelona last year as an official blogger, but to see the city on the flight in and out was an incredible lifetime experience I hope every Sports Techie is able to do at least once. Until you can, be sure to download the deltatre and Francesport sports technology applications when they become available and engage with French sport unlike ever before in France’s prestigious history.

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