Digital Rapids to Power CCTV.com

Digital
Rapids has been chosen by China Central Television’s CCTV.com to provide
encoding, streaming and management systems to power live streaming of the 2008
Olympic Games to Internet audiences in China.
CCTV.com
is the official Internet and mobile phone broadcaster of the Beijing Olympics.
100 of Digital Rapids’ DRC-Stream encoding and streaming solutions will be used
to capture and encode video feeds of the Olympics into live web streams for the
CCTV.com web site and partner Internet operators, enabling high-quality and
reliable web viewing experiences. The enterprise-class Digital Rapids Broadcast
Manager live encoder management software will be used for centralized
management, monitoring and control of multiple DRC-Stream systems.
“Digital
Rapids’ DRC-Stream hardware and software ensure live video capture and
streaming with excellent quality, and its stability is also very important for
7×24 live coverage,” said Mr. Steven Shan, Director, Technical Management
Office, CCTV.com. “The Stream software with Digital Rapids Broadcast
Manager also provides a reliable and flexible way for us to control, manage and
monitor our live streaming.”
“We
are very excited to be working with CCTV.com to deliver live coverage of the
Olympics to their audience in China,”
said Brick Eksten, President of Digital Rapids Corporation. “The
exceptional visual quality and reliability of our solutions make them perfect
for live streaming applications of this scale and importance, and we look
forward to continuing to work with CCTV.com beyond the Beijing Games on their
future projects.”