CCTV.com relies on ViewCast Osprey-530 to stream Olympic Games
August 8, 2008
CCTV.com, the online division of China Central Television (CCTV), has deployed ViewCast's Osprey-530 digital video capture cards with SimulStream technology to enable live streaming of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing to the CCTV.com Web site.
The Osprey-530 cards are installed throughout CCTV.com's broadcasting headquarters in downtown Beijing.
CCTV.com has been granted the exclusive rights to stream the Olympic content by the International Olympic Committee. As a long-time user of Osprey-530 cards for mobile streaming applications, CCTV.com deployed additional cards to be used primarily for streaming Olympic content to the Web.
Each Olympic event has its own dedicated Osprey-530 card, which takes the live video feed from the broadcast and processes it for encoding in the most common streaming formats for Internet and wireless users. The Osprey-530s were supplied by EZY-Tech, a ViewCast master distributor for Hong Kong and mainland China.
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