Evergent Enables Sony to Deliver 2018 FIFA World Cup to Millions of Viewers in India
SonyLIV utilizes Evergent’s platform to manage web and mobile user subscription management for record-breaking 2018 FIFA World Cup viewership
Sunnyvale, Calif. – September, 13 2018 – Evergent Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based user lifecycle management solutions for video service providers, powered SonyLIV during the 2018 FIFA World Cup and today announced the total number of concurrent users during the game.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup garnered millions of viewers across 64 matches played in the tournament, which was telecast live on three Sony channels and live-streamed on SonyLIV’s apps and website. At peak times, there were an unprecedented number of concurrent subscribers authenticating via the Evergent platform during this record-setting global event.
Launched in 2013, SonyLIV was the first OTT streaming service in India and remains one of the top OTT video apps. Monetized with a combination of advertising, subscription payments, and pay-per-view offerings, SonyLIV offers a rich array of movies, TV shows, sports, music, and original content to more than 30 million viewers. During the World Cup, the number of SonyLIV subscribers increased nearly 4 times.
Evergent’s solution for cloud video service providers delivers end-to-end subscriber management and monetization capabilities including Identity and User Management, Product Operations, Revenue Management, Customer Care, and Reporting.
“We are proud to be a vendor of choice for SonyLIV since 2014 and are especially excited to have supported their programming for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.” said Vijay Sajja, Evergent’s Founder and CEO. “Live, global events such as the World Cup show just how robust the Evergent platform is, the large number of concurrent users that we can handle, as well as the high number of authentications per minute that we can manage.”
According to Ajay Kumar Meher, head of IT, digital technology and broadcast engineering at SonyLIV, “at SonyLIV, our commitment to our viewers is our No. 1 priority, and ensuring that anyone can authenticate quickly from any device at any time is key. With such a tremendous uptake in subscription during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it’s more important than ever. This is where we count on Evergent.”
Evergent is the leading global provider of cloud-based subscriber and partner management solutions that enable success for cloud video service providers. Evergent’s carrier-grade cloud-based software enables video service providers to generate more revenue, delight customers and partners, and run their back-office efficiently. Evergent’s customers include leading carriers such as AT&T, Etisalat, and SimpleTV, and leading media companies such as FOX and Sony Entertainment Television. Evergent is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has offices in San Diego and Los Angeles and internationally in Australia, Canada, India, Japan, and Singapore.