The Story Behind the #CaneloGGG2 Online PPV

Dimitar Serafimov| Mon Sep 24 2018 CET| News

Read more on how we made the #CaneloGGG2 online PPV a reality. 


Just before IBC Show 2018, RingTV.com and Cleeng announced a partnership to live stream the most anticipated boxing match of the year between the Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez and the WBC/WBA/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin on September 15.

The highly-anticipated Canelo vs. GGG 2 presented by Golden Boy Promotions and GGG Promotions, was broadcasted online on Ring.TV Pay-Per-View, powered by Cleeng.

Here are requirements we got from the event organizers:

  • Be ready for moving fast!;
  • Be compatible with HBO Boxing anti-piracy standards;
  • Be prepared for handling 100 000 viewers in the same time;
  • Geo-block the event for the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico;
  • Offer first-class customer care;
  • Deliver excellent service across all devices, in HD.

And here is how Cleeng delivered.

The team provided all the supporting technology for the online broadcast, with the needed redundancy and contingency plans well in place. Big thanks to our partners Livestream and IBM Cloud Video for handling the streaming!

Canelo GGG 2 recap

The Cleeng products that were leveraged in this case were:

  1. Cleeng Core:
    This is the base layer of the PPV service and its consisted from our Identity and access management (IAM), entitlement, subscriber billing, customer care and analytics features.
  2. Merchant module:
    The client used this add-on module to optimize their checkout, fraud and refund operations needed for multi-platform, multi-national payments that had to be compliant with industry standards.
  3. Tattoo module:
    Our latest version (V3) of the Tattoo security stack was in place for this fight. The advanced watermarking, identification & session control, browser fingerprinting and client/server technology shielded the stream during the event. Also, worth noting that Cleeng DRISC (Dynamic Real-Time Identification & Session Control) worked smoothly with NetResult that was scanning, and identifying illegal streams. 
  4. Hi5 module:
    This add-on is key for volume events like this and is consisted from stacked customer care staff, processes, tools and documentation. The “Test my device” feature was in place for viewers to check the capability of their preferred devices before purchasing a ticket.
Cleeng Customer Care team awaits the Canelo GGG 2 PPV
Our Customer Care team awaits the Canelo vs. GGG 2 PPV fight
Our products are made for high-demand events like this. Everyone at Cleeng is proud of the accomplished as we proved once again that our products are as robust and flexible as broadcasters can ask.

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