PT SportSuite and Kent (UK) broadcaster KMTV have announced the launch of a live streaming partnership.
It will combine technical solutions with broadcasting experience to offer a video OTT solution for sports organisations and mature customer service desk facilities in the UK.
KMTV, the first UK-based OTT and DAM client of PT SportSuite’s parent company, Publisher’s Toolbox, have built up a sizable team of technicians and reporters over the years, who have helped shape PT’s feature development roadmap.
According to PT SportSuite, KMTV’s knowledge of the suite of products and broadcasting industry makes this formal partnership all the more special.
PT SportSuite accelerated its video OTT offering for sports organisations just as Covid-19 struck in 2020, to provide the sports market with it’s high-quality and cost-effective AWS streaming alternative that would help with lockdown measures, and the rapid increase in demand. PT SportSuite provide numerous video streaming solutions to UK-based clubs and have multi-platform deals with Bristol Sport, the British & Irish Lions, and North America’s Major League Rugby to streamline media workflows, improve media collaboration, and provide fan-oriented web and mobile apps.
KMTV is the county of Kent’s first dedicated TV channel, broadcasting live and on-demand news and entertainment programming to the Kent community.
The partnership is the next step in a working relationship that started five years ago, when KMTV Creative Productions Director Andy Richards, a former ITV Sports Editor, met PT SportSuite CEO Rich Cheary and CTO Clinton Bosch at the 2016 MojoFest in Dublin, where PT’s MojoReporter platform was launched.
“The KMTV culture, ethos and team personalities are very much aligned to ours at PT SportSuite,” says Cheary. “They live by a similar ‘Dare to be Different’ principle and are comfortable challenging existing models. The investment into this partnership demonstrates our ability to rapidly scale in a sustainable manner, and ensure an increase in quality service, account management and customer support to our existing and future clients.”