Yesterday was the final day of the Paralympics which iStreamPlanet streamed live for the USOC. The execution of the live streaming using Aventus was flawless adding to the successful streaming of all the live sporting events from Sochi. From all of us at iStreamPlanet, a big thank you to our partners, customers, the IOC, the USOC, and the …more
“We’re really pleased with how quickly our team was able to launch our channels on Aventus, allowing us to focus on delivering more live content to more devices than ever before.” Trevor Miller, Managing Director, Information Technology, USOC. Following closely on the success of the record-breaking Sochi Olympics, iStreamPlanet today announced it is working …more
Microsoft’s Travis Petershagen writes a detailed blog post following a visit to iStreamPlanet’s Las Vegas facilities during the live streaming of the Olympics. From Travis Petershagen’s Media and Technology Blog: Feb 27, 2014 – In mid-February, I had the opportunity to visit the iStreamPlanet facility in Las Vegas to experience the end-to-end streaming solution behind the …more
The official live streaming numbers are out and they are impressive. These numbers are the proof of the reliability and scalability that can be achieved by moving to software and cloud-based services for live streaming big events. – 61.8 million unique users across the NBC Sports Group’s Digital Platforms – A Winter Olympics record …more
NBC Sports announced a new live stream viewing record for the organization as more than 2.1 million unique viewers for Friday’s “TV Everywhere” authenticated live stream of the Olympic men’s ice hockey semifinal between the United States and Canada. The 2.122 million unique users is believed to be the largest “TV Everywhere” authenticated streaming audience …more
Alex Zambelli, Principle Product Manager, iStreamPlanet Alex Zambelli shares his insights from live streaming the last four Olympics, including why the Sochi Olympics are considered groundbreaking in the live streaming video world. In 2008 I got involved in my first Olympics streaming project (while at Microsoft, for NBC), and here we are 6 …more
Mio Babic, CEO, iStreamPlanet Four years after we streamed the Vancouver Olympics, bringing live HD video of every second of every Olympic sport online that I find myself sitting in Las Vegas with a tablet in my hands and the ability to control the entire Sochi live video workflow from it. Pretty amazing but …more
The combination of better internet connectivity and the increasing acceptance of the cloud as the most logical place to process and stream video is combining to change the game. This years Olympics mark the point from which the cloud will be seen as the most logical place to do this sort of work.
Ben Kepes, Forbes Contributor, does a great job of calling out how moving the live video workflow to the cloud benefits content providers, technology providers and consumers.
Microsoft announced today that NBC will use Windows Azure Media Services, a highly scalable video service platform hosted in Microsoft’s datacenters, to publish and stream coverage of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.
2014 marks the fourth time iStreamPlanet has been chosen to provide live streaming services to Olympics rights holding broadcasters. Every time it’s a thrill and a privilege to be a part of bringing the excitement of the games to connected viewers tuning in to catch their favorite events and athletes at any time of day, on any screen.