Perform Announce ePlayer Deals with Major US Sports

February 15, 2011

Sports digital media specialists, Perform has announced a range of agreements with major US sports properties for premium content deals, marking the launch of the ePlayer video-on-demand (VOD) streaming service.

Perform’s rights acquisitions include game highlights produced by Major League Baseball (MLB) Advanced Media and Major League Soccer (MLS) as well as content from the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Hockey League (NHL), PGA Tour, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).

The launch of Perform’s embeddable platform, ePlayer 2.0, represents the first time that a single video platform has collected such a significant range of game highlights under one umbrella and made them available for free-to-local online publishers across the US.

Juan Delgado, Perform’s North American managing director, stated: “We saw a significant opportunity at the local media level to engage and deliver relevant sports highlights specific to teams and markets. The launch of ePlayer in the US creates an amazing opportunity for rights-holders to embrace a fragmented local market audience and distribute targeted premium sports content to their avid audience following.”

Currently, ePlayer appears on 400 plus global publishers in 13 territories, and streams over 153 million videos every month.