Canal+ Sport Online

Customer: nc+ (ITI Neovision)

nc+ is a Polish digital satellite platform, owned and operated by the French media company Canal+. nc+ was established as a result of the merger of two leaders in the market – CYFRA+ and n platform. It has over 2 million subscribers.

Canal+ Sport Online provides Canal+ subscribers in Poland with access to all UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Barclays Premier League and Polish Ekstraklasa matches, as well as NBA games and many other sporting events, all via dedicated apps for phones and tablets running Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Via the multiscreen app, Canal+ Sport HD subscribers can also view live event statistics.

The app has over 80,000 users. Canal+ Sport Online is the only app on the market that allows for watching the live broadcast of practically every sporting event available on nc+ channels. Up to eight games are even shown at the same time in the case of the Champions League, something not available via television broadcast. The user can also watch videos at any time related to sports events, which means highlights, goals, interviews and programmes prepared by nc+.

All tools and technologies, including their implementation, were provided and developed by Insys. Through our online platform named InsysPlay we were able to create a comprehensive service in a very short time. Our platform is protected by Microsoft PlayReady DRM. This means that materials published under the license of Canal+ are encrypted and copy-protected. Special libraries – PlayReady DRM and Google Widevine DRM – are also used to protect data in dedicated apps for Android and iOS.

The solution is made available through a very clear interface that emphasises quick access to the ongoing events through a special adaptive video stream format which adjusts its quality to the speed of the user’s Internet connection.

The app for Android and iOS was nominated for Mobile Trends Awards 2014.

The scope of the contract included: analysis of needs, functional design, UX design, graphic design, provision of infrastructure, implementation of apps on the website, Android (mobile, tablet), iOS (mobile, tablet) and WP8.