Verizon Digital Media Service has Partnered with Argentina’s Grupo Clarín to help the Conglomerate manage video-on-demand traffic
Verizon Digital Media Services has partnered with Grupo Clarín, Argentina’s largest media conglomerate. For the first time ever, Verizon Digital Media Services will provide technology support to manage video-on-demand traffic for Grupo’s main websites, including Radio Mitre, CIMECO, Artear, and Clarín.
“Grupo Clarín has been a media leader for decades, providing its audiences with unparalleled access to the latest news, sports, and entertainment,” said Chris Carey, Chief Strategy Officer, Verizon Digital Media Services. “As Grupo Clarín continues to evolve and expand its footprint across web and video, it’s an honor to have our network selected to ensure the high quality, reliable delivery of its content to audiences.”
Grupo Clarín’s digital media properties include television channels, radio stations, newspaper portals and sports, available via the web, iOS, Android and Smart TV systems that will be distributed through the Verizon Digital Media Services content delivery network.
“Verizon Digital Media Services’ content delivery network performance, rich feature set, flexibility, and quality have exceeded our goals,” said Damián Molinari, responsible for the implementation of the new video-on-demand platform from Artear, Grupo Clarín’s audiovisual division. “With consistent traffic growth, we now have the ability to scale with ease, which has never been more critical for the recent FIFA World Cup stream — one of the most watched sporting events in the world.”
Verizon Digital Media Services worked in tandem with its regional partner Pontis Technologies, a leader in innovation in OTT, IPTV, cable and broadcast TV solution offerings, to onboard the Grupo Clarín properties. The company continues to invest in its content delivery network throughout Latin America, where the network currently has 15 points of presence (PoPs) in 11 cities including two PoPs in Buenos Aires, Argentina.