We are pleased to announce that Sky Deutschland has rolled out the Brightcove platform across its Sky.de Web properties to support the organization's growing online video initiatives. With Brightcove, Germany's leading pay-tv provider is able to publish and deliver secure, high quality video programming and exclusive content from Germany's top professional sports leagues, including Bundesliga, UEFA Champions league and Formula 1 motorsports.
Sky Deutschland's innovative pay-tv model has enabled it to reach more than 95 percent of TV viewers in Germany, which has translated into a substantial online audience for Sky.de. Brightcove's advanced feature set enables Sky Deutschland to now provide exclusive access to paying subscribers, via an authenticated log-in, to online highlights from the German Bundesliga each weekend, as well as to non-subscribers beginning each Monday. Sky Deutschland is also able to prevent abuse and video playback within unauthorized players through Brightcove's advanced content protection features.
The deal with Sky Deutschland expands the adoption of the Brightcove online video platform across News Corporation Web properties, which already includes Times Newspapers, BSkyB, and the television networks and studio properties of Fox Entertainment Group.