Shane Watson retires from Australia’s Big Bash League

first_imgVeteran all-rounder Shane Watson has announced his retirement from Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL). Watson, who was the captain of the Sydney Thunder, has called time to his BBL career in order to spend more time with family.The 37-year-old played for the club for four years, captaining the side for the past three seasons.”I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart who has been involved with the Sydney Thunder over the last four seasons,” said Watson in a statement issued at the club’s website.”I have so many amazing memories that I will savour forever with the one standout being our win in 2016. I want to especially thank Nick Cummins, Paddy Upton, Lee Germon and Shane Bond who made my experience with the club so enjoyable,” he added.Watson finishes his career as Sydney Thunder’s all-time leading run-scorer with 1,014 runs from 42 games. Cementing himself as one of Sydney Thunder’s most popular players, the all-rounder also took 19 wickets for the club and helped Thunder win their first-ever BBL Championship in 2016.Sydney Thunder head coach Shane Bond paid tribute to Watson on a career that included 307 appearances across all formats for Australia.”I played against him a little bit and he was an outstanding player, so I was really looking forward to working with him,” said Bond.”He was great to work with, he’s the ultimate professional. He cared about the team and the players and was hugely respected in the dressing room. We’re really going to miss what he brings to the team and he will be a big loss,” he added.advertisementWatson will be available for select overseas tournaments, including the Indian Premier League (IPL).Also Read | Would have been dropped a long time ago in my previous team: Shane WatsonAlso Read | IPL 2019: I was due, says Shane Watson after classy 96 vs Sunrisers HyderabadAlso Watch | Love the energy of the Indian players in the IPL before World Cup: Virat Kohlilast_img read more

Brightcove has launched OTT Flow an overthetop

first_imgBrightcove has launched OTT Flow, an over-the-top solution for media companies and content owners that it developed in partnership with Accedo.OTT Flow is designed for rapid deployment of direct-to-consumer, live and on-demand video services across platforms.Brightcove and Accedo said that the offering will “dramatically lower” the barrier of entry to starting a multi-platform OTT service, reducing launch time to “weeks rather than months”.The service offers a consistent user experience across multiple platforms, including desktop, iOS, Android and Google Cast. It supports advertising and subscription video-on-demand models with with ecommerce, CRM, and billing engine interfaces.The technology used is based on the Brightcove Video Cloud, integrated with UX and video app specialist Accedo’s App Grid and VIA GO services.“Brightcove OTT Flow dramatically changes the dynamics of launching new OTT services, making OTT accessible to nearly any content owner,” said Anil Jain, senior vice-president and general manager, media, Brightcove.“Combining Accedo’s multi-platform application expertise with our video platform and solutions capabilities, we are bringing to market a turnkey solution that eliminates technical barriers and simplifies the OTT cost structure for anyone seeking to take their content over-the-top.”last_img read more