[ROH News] New Video Provider Announced
Ring of Honor announced today they have signed an agreement with online video platform Ooyala for all of their internet video content going forward (iPPV, TV episodes, etc.). This new format will take effect starting this Sunday with the Final Battle iPPV and over the next month the company’s backlog of iPPVs and TV show episodes will migrate over to this service. Here are the features of Ooyala which should sound appetizing to some viewers.
- Faster Load Times
- Adaptive Bitrate Streaming across all devices to ensure the smoothest, highest quality stream on PC’s, iPads, iPhones, android tablets, laptops, etc. No more buffering!
- Live DVR functionality for internet pay per views – Fans will be able to used DVR functions during live streamed events. This means if someone joins late, they can begin watching from the beginning, skip to a later time, or even jump to Live just like they would on their television.
- Instant Availability of Replays – Once the live event is over, fans will be able to watch the replay immediately. No more waiting!
The last item mentioned is the one I’m most excited about personally; since I usually work on iPPV days, being able to watch the replay of the show when I get home instead of having to wait a day or so for ROH to put it up is a definite plus. After the year ROH has had in the iPPV realm, here’s hoping Ooyala is the service that will soothe all concerns and allow for a much more reliable product going forward. Now if ROH would only take off the one year cap on purchased iPPVs…