PokerStars

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The Partner:

PokerStars is the world’s leading online poker operator, hosting live events and tournament trails around the world, with their flagship series being the European Poker Tour (EPT). PokerStars is home to the biggest weekly online poker tournament – the Sunday Million – plus the annual World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP).

The Goal:

Pokerstars produce world class live coverage of their EPT, with over 40 live streaming days per season across multiple events and destinations. Due to the popularity of poker and the scale of these tournaments, PokerStars live streams held significant global appeal. However, as with many other live sports and events, commentary is a vital part of the viewer experience and PokerStars needed to cater to an international audience. PokerStars had one clear goal: localize the EPT live stream for their key established and emerging markets around the world. This meant they needed commentary in over 10 languages.

The Solution:

Remote Commentary Over IP

Instead of flying commentators round the world, we sent the studio to them..

We provided each remote commentary team with our bespoke Remote Broadcast Devices (RBD), which allowed the commentators to see the show, hear the director and commentate on the action.

The regional teams didn’t need to hire expensive studios or technicians in each country, they just needed a quiet place to sit with a robust Internet connection, and we provided central technical support for all the markets from our Stream Control centre.

The End Result:

A live stream that allows the viewer to select the language that’s right for them.

Within the Volcano City remote commentary workflow, PokerStars enjoy the following services and benefits:

On-location and regional streams managed and run through one central hub: Stream Control

  • One central team providing technical support for all remote commentary teams
  • Redundancy content and emergency protocols that safeguard viewer experience
  • 24/7 live chat and phone support throughout production days

Multi-platform delivery

  • One central team providing technical support for all remote commentary teams
  • Redundancy content and emergency protocols that safeguard viewer experience
  • 24/7 live chat and phone support throughout production days

Live Augmentation

  • Rebranded stream versions for different markets
  • Language and stream specific marketing graphics
  • Language and stream specific video packages

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Testimonials

Here’s what PokerStars shared about their experience with us:

"When we started EPTLive we had a few languages commentating on site, but as the product grew, adding more languages became vital for us to expand… We looked at ways to do this and in stepped Volcano City."

Jonathan Zincke

Senior Producer

"Since Localizing, we’ve more than doubled the size of our global audience. The Volcano City team are friendly, professional and I can’t recommend their service more highly."

Nicholas McDonald

Head of IT R&D

"Volcano City services allowed us to take live streaming to the next level and made many people’s jobs easier."

Justyna Baran

Project Manager

"Volcano City have provided us with a fantastic service over the years. They continue to innovate, allowing us to achieve more and more with our live streams."

Jonathan Zincke

Senior Producer

Be In Touch

+44 (0)131 553 4977
info[at]volcanocity.com

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