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13 Apr 2018

Veikkaus selects Maxicaster for streaming

Veikkaus horse racing channel TotoTV and other live streaming services are improving. Veikkaus is changing its streaming partner to Maxicaster in mid April 2018. Maxicaster´s modern new technology reduces latency and offers always the best possible viewing experience with adaptive bitrate technology.

- In addition to improving the transmission technology, we improve the search functionalities of our video materials. We are sending over 500 horse races per year and people have the possibility to view those live in TotoTV, but also better in our new unique media library after the races. We have the old races stored since 2007 as well, says TV-producer Timo Lämsä from Veikkaus.  

TotoTV viewing has grown by 42 percent since moving the channel from Fintoto to Veikkaus. Channel has currently some 6500 daily viewers and yearly the channel is sending 2000 horse racing events and in addition VeikkausTV approximately 5000.

Modern technology is offering better viewing quality and operational redundancy. Viewing with mobile devices has been taken better into consideration with Maxicaster technology platform.

- Renewing the technology platform has required us to focus on low latency and also on the need to deliver good picture quality from fiber connections to the mobile use. Adaptive bitrate technology is important but equally important is the scalability of our streaming platform to handle the growing subscriber figures viewing Veikkaus streaming services. Our platform is ready to handle that, says Maxicaster CEO Tommi Blom.