Insys Video Technologies helps PAOK FC launch PAOK TV

PAOK FC, the largest football club in Greece worked with Insys Video Technologies to launch a brand-new version of its over-the-top (OTT) streaming service, PAOK TV. Built using InsysSport, PAOK TV is fully cloud-based, running on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The OTT platform is a subscription and pay-per-view video service where fans can view home games played during the Super League Greece and gain access to exclusive VOD content and special TV shows. 

The new version of PAOK TV is integrated with a number of AWS Media Services, a family of managed cloud services that make it fast and easy to produce, process, and deliver broadcast and OTT video. These include AWS Elemental MediaConnect, a high-quality transport service for live video, AWS Elemental MediaLive, a broadcast-grade live video encoding processing service, AWS Elemental MediaConvert, a file-based video transcoding service with broadcast-grade features, and AWS Elemental MediaPackage, which reliably prepares and protects video for delivery over the Internet.  

PAOK TV securely delivers video using Amazon CloudFront – a fast content delivery network service that securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to customers globally with low latency, high transfer speeds, all within a developer-friendly environment. The cloud environment also enables auto-scaling to cover traffic spikes during football matches. Advanced watermarking technology deployed by Insys prevents illegal streaming matches, which can be easily identified and blocked.

Panagiotis Aroniadis, PAOK TV Project Manager and PAOK FC New Media Director, FC PAOK, said: “Last season PAOK TV disrupted football TV Rights in Greece, showing a new way to broadcast the matches and use new technologies, focusing on the future of television. Now with Insys Video Technologies and AWS on board, we decided to create a new OTT platform from the beginning so that we could become better, faster, and safer while offering a better user experience for our subscribers. #DareToDream is more than a motto for us”.

Jarosław Narojczyk, CBO, Insys Video Technologies, commented: “Following the initial popularity of PAOK TV, the football club was keen to launch a new version of its platform. FC PAOK wanted to place a strong emphasis on improving the user experience for its fans, as well as delivering it to a wider range of platforms.”