Media 100 Streams UN Event
Media 100 (www.media100.com), which has earned household name status for its industry standard tools for dynamic media compression, recently entered the streaming media services sector and announced a very high profile client. The company has been selected by the United Nations to produce the UN's live Internet webcast of TV@Globe, the fifth annual United Nations World Television Forum on November 16 and 17, 2000.
In June 2000, Media 100 founded Streamriver, a streaming media services division, following its acquisition of 21st Century Media and J2 Digital. Last month the company announced a deal with Intel Internet Media Services, giving Media 100 access to Intel's global streaming media hosting infrastructure.
Media 100's streaming services include encoding, hosting, live event broadcasting and customer consulting. Its services are scalable from a small encoding job to providing all the equipment and people necessary for a live webcast.
For the UN event in New York City, Media 100 will be fed a live video feed from a professional production crew, which it will then encode and deliver over Intel's distribution infrastructure. TV@Globe is an invitational conference designed for senior representatives of traditional and new media, academia, civil society and governments to discuss issues regarding bandwidth, digital content and television programming. The event will be streamed on the Internet at 10:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, November 16, 2000 at www.un.org/tvforum.
Media 100 also announced that it will provide global live streaming coverage of the Georges Duboeuf Winery's world-renowned annual celebration of the release of the 2000 Beaujolais Nouveau. The event, which is being produced by Exorbis Studios, will be streamed live on the Internet today at 5:45 p.m. EST.