ROH sent out the following press release earlier today:
RING OF HONOR SIGNS AN AGREEMENT WITH OOYALA AS AN ONLINE VIDEO PLATFORM FOR VIDEO HOSTING, LIVE AND ON-DEMAND STREAMING.
Ring of Honor signs an agreement with Ooyala as an online video platform for video hosting, live and on-demand streaming.
Ooyala is a leading provider of online video streaming technology and currently streams over 1 billion videos to 200 million unique viewers, in more than 30 countries per month. Ooyala boasts the fastest load times in the industry and promotes their multi-screen delivery as well as live streaming effectiveness. Through Ooyala's continued success, they have also earned the business of other major companies such as ESPN, Pac-12 Enterprises, Miramax, Bloomberg, Rolling Stone, Dell, etc.
What can the ROH fan expect?
* Faster Load Times
* Adaptive Bitrate Streaming across all devices to ensure the smoothest, highest quality stream on PC's, iPads, iPhones, android tablets, laptops, etc. No more buffering!
* Live DVR functionality for internet pay per views – Fans will be able to used DVR functions during live streamed events. This means if someone joins late, they can begin watching from the beginning, skip to a later time, or even jump to Live just like they would on their television.
* Instant Availability of Replays – Once the live event is over, fans will be able to watch the replay immediately. No more waiting!
When will this be implemented?
The live streaming portion will be ready in time for Final Battle 2012!! If you have to join us late, you can start watching from the beginning. If you can't watch the live stream, the replay will be available as soon as the live stream ends.
Over the next month or so, all video on demand content and TV episodes will migrate over to Ooyala's platform, improving the quality and availability of all video content.
In 2013, Ring of Honor plans to continue making strides to provide a better online video experience as well as to increase the availability of content to our fans.
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