NEW YORK, NY September 4, 2013—NYI (www.nyi.net), a pioneer of customized infrastructure solutions since 1996, was selected to provide online infrastructure support for the Billboard Music Awards 2013, May 19 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The solution included a robust, scalable platform to support a dynamic production environment with both live broadcast streaming and supplemental digital content from the evening’s performers.
“NYI has managed our infrastructure for years, so we knew that we could count on them to help deliver a customized event solution that would stand up to any challenge,” said Chris Roe, Chief Digital Officer at Prometheus Global Media, owners of Billboard as well as The Hollywood Reporter and Adweek. “As always, NYI delivered beyond our most optimistic projections with a level of real-time support that I haven’t seen in other Tier 1 providers.”
“We were honored to be part of such a signature annual event for the music industry,” said Phillip Koblence, VP Operations, NYI. “It was an exciting challenge that we hope set a new benchmark for digital entertainment. Chris and his team gave us a great framework for us to do what we do best.”
The Billboard Music Awards 2013 attracted 9.47 broadcast viewers, a 28 percent spike over 2012. It was also enjoyed by 2 million unique online users throughout the program, which featured Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Madonna and Bruno Mars along with host, Tracy Morgan.
For more information on the BBMAs 2013, visit: http://www.billboard.com/bbma.
For more information about Billboard or any of the other media brands owned by Prometheus Global Media, visit: http://www.prometheusgm.com.
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