The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has selected cloud computing and web service provider Leaseweb as the preferred international distributor for Eurovision Flow. Leaseweb will also contribute their cutting-edge Multi-CDN solutions to the stack of services provided in Eurovision Flow. The agreement will accommodate the growth of Eurovision Flow, which has become one of the most trusted brands for premium Multi-CDN services.
The EBU created Eurovision Flow four years ago to help its Members reduce the costs of online media delivery while also improving their services’ quality of experience. “The higher cost of online delivery can put a strain on the budgets of public service media as their online services are growing in popularity”, the EBU’s product owner Bram Tullemans explains. “With Eurovision Flow we provide a convenient solution that maximises quality of experience and leverages economies of scale to achieve a price point that is difficult to attain by individual organisations. In Leaseweb we found an ideal partner to accommodate the service’s rapid growth.”
The cooperation of the two European organizations also means the service and its advantages can be scaled more effectively outside the domain of the EBU membership. “We’ve witnessed an uptake of Multi-CDN solutions over the last few years in various markets, with these solutions being deployed to improve the end-user experience”, says Wilfried Dudink, Managing Director of Leaseweb CDN. “The technology is also getting more traction with media customers, and we believe combining forces with Eurovision Flow will further strengthen our position in this market.”
Eurovision Flow optimises the quality of experience by automatically selecting and switching to the best available Content Distribition Network (CDN) for a given user. The stacking of several CDNs and the use of dynamic switching algorithms guarantees unrivalled capacity. Costs are reduced thanks to the buying power of a combined customer base, the reduced risk of vendor lock-in, and a simplification of the technology stack for customers. Eurovision Flow also employs market-leading and future-proof technologies and has proven to be a highly reliable service with no single point of failure.
Leaseweb located at its Headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands is a leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider serving a worldwide portfolio of 18,000 customers ranging from SMBs to Enterprises. Services include Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Dedicated Servers, Colocation, Content Delivery Network, and Cyber Security Services supported by exceptional customer service and technical support. With more than 80,000 servers under management, Leaseweb has provided infrastructure for mission-critical websites, Internet applications, email servers, security, and storage services since 1997. The company operates 20 data centers in locations across Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, all of which are backed by a superior worldwide network with a total capacity of more than 6 Tbps. Leaseweb provides services through its various independent sales companies which are Leaseweb Netherlands B.V., Leaseweb USA, Inc., Leaseweb Asia Pacific PTE. LTD, Leaseweb CDN B.V., Leaseweb Deutschland GmbH, Leaseweb Australia Ltd., Leaseweb Hong Kong Ltd, Leaseweb Japan K.K. and Leaseweb UK Ltd. For more information visit: www.leaseweb.com.