iStreamPlanet Selected by NBC Sports to Provide Live Web Broadcast Experience of The 2010 US Open Golf Tournament and Wimbledon
iStreamPlanet Chosen by NBC Sports to Spearhead Content Acquisition, Encoding, Origin and Content Management Including Live Ads Insertion and Rough Cut Editor
Las Vegas(29 Jun 2010)
iStreamPlanet, a provider of digital media services, infrastructure and software applications, announced today that it was selected by NBC Sports to help deliver the recently completed US Open live from Pebble Beach and Wimbledon June 21-July 4 live from the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon. iStreamPlanet was contracted to provide content acquisition at its location in Las Vegas as well as on-site web broadcast management for the encoding of the live feeds and ingesting them in its Olympics Origin located at SuperNAP datacenter in Las Vegas, Nevada. Additionally, NBC has been leveraging iStreamPlanet's Content Management System for video workflow and metadata management and publishing as well as for live mid-roll ads insertion and creations of highlights and other video on-demand assets using Rough Cut Editor, a web-based media editor.
"NBC is excited to continue its relationship with iStreamPlanet to deliver the highest quality sports programming available online for both the US Open and Wimbledon," said Rick Cordella, Vice President and General Manager of NBC Sports Digital. "Our collaboration with iStreamPlanet ensures that we are encoding and managing the highest quality video delivery on the internet for these marquee events."
For the US Open, iStreamPlanet down-linked and encoded two live feeds from their Webcast Operations Center in Las Vegas. iStreamPlanet is managing the encoding of the live content for The Championships at Wimbledon for the main NBC feed by down-linking it in their Webcast Operations Center in Las Vegas and encoding it there. Additionally, iStreamPlanet has a team onsite in London encoding three outer-court feeds for a total of four live concurrent feeds.
"iStreamPlanet is honored and humbled to be working once again with NBC on these prestigious events, the US Open and Wimbledon," said Lou Greco, EVP of Sales and Services at iStreamPlanet. "It is a testament to all the hard work our team has put into developing our video workflow, content management and monetization products and services."
iStreamPlanet has developed content creation, management and delivery products and services that bring media experiences to life across multiple screens by enabling content owners to create content once and deliver anywhere. This includes Over-the-Top (OTT) and TV Everywhere (TV-E) HD video delivery (live and on demand), content protection, management, monetization, rich media experiences, collaboration and analytics. Thanks to these products and services, iStreamPlanet's customers are bringing to life and monetizing new content capabilities and services in different segments (enterprise, broadcast, film, telecom, mobile, retail), across a multitude of screens and devices (TV, PC, mobile, gaming consoles and more). iStreamPlanet's team of digital media and broadcast experts has managed and enabled the deployment of more than 1,000 large live events viewed online by millions, including the Presidential Inauguration and the Michael Jackson Memorial. The world's top bu siness leaders (American Express, AT&T, Caterpillar, Microsoft), trendiest music festivals (Bonnaroo, Coachella, SXSW), most popular sporting events (Masters Golf Tournament, Championships at Wimbledon, Sunday Night Football, 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games) and major broadcasters (CBS Television, Cablevision, Fox International, NBC) rely on iStreamPlanet's digital media solutions. Founded in 2000, the privately held company is headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in Scottsdale, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. More information is available by calling 702-492-5900 or visitinghttp://www.istreamplanet.com.