“Our technology is also empowering emerging services from organizations who are not traditional broadcasters. Take the Vienna State Opera, for instance. They’ve introduced a very high quality live streaming service for subscribers to their “Live at Home” service. Viewers can choose to watch the performance on a Smart TV, computer monitor or tablet. In South Korea, where they have some of the fastest broadband on the planet, some viewers are already watching opera from Vienna in Ultra High Definition (4K). The clarity of the live audio and video is astounding.”
“Their second screen app provides multilingual subtitles for all transmissions. And on certain performances, you can follow the opera using historical musical scores, with the pages turning at just the right moment thanks to SyncNow. This seamless implementation of the Civolution technology was given a special prize at the IBC 2014 Awards. The Vienna State Opera is now presenting an art form which enjoys 500 years of tradition in new cutting-edge ways that have never been seen before.”
Alex Terpstra is confident about the growth of this sector of the media business.
“The technology to get SyncNow to work so simply is actually incredibly complex. Its international success is due to the incredible team of engineers at our centre on the High Tech Campus. I believe that being located in a very productive and unique ecosystem like the Campus has been a great advantage for our company. It’s vital that we’re able to find, recruit and retain the brightest minds in this business. But now, the results are clear for everyone to see.”