Swarmcast Live Optimizes Internet Video for Major Sports and Entertainment Events

Swarmcast,
the provider of multi-source streaming technology for high-quality online video
delivery, released the Swarmcast Live streaming solution for content creators
and distributors. Powered by Swarmcast’s multi-source streaming technology,
Swarmcast Live enables the reliable distribution of HD-quality, high-action
streaming video. The Swarmcast Live solution works seamlessly with content
providers’ existing Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems, and can easily
integrate with a host of media player technologies.

Swarmcast
Live accelerates the rapid growth of Internet video by providing a platform for
streaming live events, such as sports and concerts. The solution eliminates
stalled video and rebuffering, allows viewers to pause live events, and enables
high-quality, live video streaming over standard broadband.

“Multi-source
streaming scales to accommodate high-quality video delivery to global
audiences, which will be of vital concern to content providers during major
global events like the 2008 Beijing Olympics,” said Justin Chapweske, founder
and CEO of Swarmcast. “Swarmcast Live enables the streaming of long-form, live
video content to global audiences, without compromising video quality and
reliability. It delivers the high-quality that viewers expect from traditional
broadcast television, all while effectively managing delivery costs.”

Swarmcast
employs its patented multi-source streaming technology to ensure the
reliability and quality of live video. The Swarmcast Live solution aggregates
packets of data from multiple sources in real-time. Swarmcast Live streams
video content over standard HTTP infrastructure, and by blending resources,
allows content providers to stream high-quality video on a global scale.

“As the
Internet video market continues to expand, we will witness a shift in consumers’
appetites from snack-sized news clips to long-form sports and entertainment
content,” said Frank Dickson, principal analyst at iSuppli Corporation. “For
content providers to successfully transition to long-form and live video, they
will need to meet consumers’ expectations of increasingly higher levels of
video quality, in terms of quality of picture, full-screen display and
uninterrupted play. Swarmcast Live has an innovative approach to provide live
streaming video in high-quality resolutions reliably, a necessary requirement to
bring Internet content from the PC to the living room.”