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Axinom Expands Partnership With Sky

● Axinom helps Sky in enhancing NowTV, WOW, Peacock, and SkyGO video streaming platforms.

Fürth - 01 July 2022 – Axinom, an expert in modular and robust video streaming solutions, expands its technical partnership with Sky, a leading UK-based broadcaster and pay-TV provider. The partnership includes development based on a modern technology stack, as well as maintenance support for some of the largest streaming initiatives with millions of users - WOW, Now, Peacock, and SkyGO.

The partnership that started in 2007 has now expanded into technical cooperation with an aim to develop and enhance the capabilities of Sky’s streaming initiatives. “Our partnership with Sky goes back to the early days of streaming, and we’re very proud to be still working together in the modern era of OTT,” says Ralph Wagner, Chief Executive Officer at Axinom. “We are pairing our experience and advanced know-how with our expertise in state-of-the-art technologies such as GraphQL, React, and Node.js to support Sky with the emerging business requirements and technical challenges.”

“The expansion of the partnership is a validation of our decades of hard work,” says Magnus Leppik, Chief Operating Officer at Axinom. “The shared values of trust and innovation have been essential in our continued success. Both teams at Sky and Axinom collaborate closely, with continuous integration, for an agile and streamlined development.”

“Axinom provides a seamless extension to our cross-platform engineering team, as we look to step-change the customer experience of our OTT services in Europe. High caliber software engineers with domain experience in cross-platform OTT services are a scarce commodity, and Axinom has a strong team that provides our business-critical support.” Ben Lavender - Group Director, Product Management - Sky

About Sky

Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company. Across six countries, Sky connects 23 million customers to the best entertainment, sports, news, and arts, including their award-winning original content.

Sky’s technology, including the market-leading Sky Q, connects people to everything they love – with entertainment from Sky TV, Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, and BBC iPlayer, and apps like Spotify, YouTube, BBC Sounds, Highbrow, Peloton, Fiit, and more, in one place, easy. The streaming service NOW brings viewers all the enjoyment of Sky with the flexibility of a contract-free service. Through the new B2B broadband provider, Sky Connect, Sky offers superfast broadband with business-grade 4G back-up to small businesses in the UK.

About Axinom

Axinom provides software solutions and expertise for content-first platforms. Media, broadcast, and telecommunications organizations worldwide partner with Axinom to solve the complex challenges of preparation, management, protection, and provisioning of premium content.

Axinom’s unique product portfolio, Axinom Mosaic, reduces development efforts and enables digital workflows like encoding, content management, security via multi-DRM, and monetization. The video streaming and OTT platforms powered by Axinom serve millions of viewers worldwide while safeguarding content and revenues.

Founded in 2001 in Fuerth, Germany, Axinom employs over 100 personnel with offices located in Europe, Asia, and North America.

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