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ESL TV/Octoshape deal

Streaming video coverage of former's esports events worldwide.

More than 200,000 ESL TV viewers watched ESL Pro Series Finals 2008 all over the world – Covering the best of eSports for millions of fans worldwide

Cologne, February 13th, 2009 – Since May 2008 IPTV-station ESL TV has been using Octoshape's streaming technology. This meant that more than 200,000 viewers worldwide were able to follow the ESL Pro Series Finals live on ESL TV. Due to the high performance of the unique Octoshape gridcasting technology, more viewers could tune in to the ESL TV high-quality streams. The very high quality streaming from Octoshape is appreciated by the world wide ESL audience – watching a high quality stream without buffering is making online streaming a true alternative to traditional TV broadcasting.

In 2008 ESL TV did not only stream live 24/7 from but also streamed live from a number of major events such as Intel Extreme Masters in Dubai and Montreal, WC3L Finals in China, and Dreamhack the world's largest computer festival, held in Sweden.

“Our cooperation with Octoshape is a full success“, says Sven Hoffmann, CEO of Turtle Entertainment TV GmbH. "Octoshape's streaming technology supports an almost unlimited number of viewers on the stream. Thereby we can guarantee smooth coverage of eSports events from the Electronic Sports League for a long time to come. It's amazing to see our high session duration for the audience without any buffering, and this is the key part for us in delivering pay per view services," Hoffmann adds. "Feedback has been great from our audience, especially since releasing our new Flash-services."

"We are excited about our cooperation with with ESL TV. They recognize as we do that when it comes to professional gaming content you need to deliver high quality. Rarely do we at Octoshape see such major audiences and geographical spread as we have experienced with eSports. It really puts a lot of stress on our technology and we are always keen to meet the demands. Looking ahead I think ESL TV will continue to be one of the main sources for professional gaming content and I cannot wait to see what lies ahead," said Johan Ryman, Director of Sales and Partnerships at Octoshape.

In 2009 further corporate projects are planned to optimize the functions and quality of ESL TV's streaming service.

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ESL TV is the major product of the Turtle Entertainment TV GmbH founded in November 2007 in Cologne, Germany. The TV production company produces IPTV content for the growing eSports community. ESL TV covers all important national and international leagues and tournaments of the Electronic Sports League (ESL). ESL TV attends all major live events of the ESL with experienced commentators and experts. Coverage of the national ESL Pro Series, the ESL WC3L Series, the Intel Extreme Masters and the ESL European Nations Championship is the foundation of ESL TV's schedule. ESL TV is hosted by well known experts such as Andreas Lenski and Mark Hoffmann. Two broadcasting options are available: a low quality free stream and a high quality Pay-TV stream for 2.50 Euro per month are available. An international dir ection and a tight integration into the Electronic Sports League's website reaching it 910,000 active members are the core strategy of the company.

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Octoshape is a leading provider of fully hosted, high-quality streaming solutions. Octoshape Infinite Edge technology provides High Quality Video, Scalable Infrastructure and Resilient Signal Acquisition. Working with partners like Highwinds, CDNetworks, and Keynote the Octoshape technology is powering large scale high-quality streaming worldwide.

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