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BBC among international broadcasters to stream Beijing games with Viewcast

The British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) and leading broadcasters in Asia and North America were among a number of international broadcasters that streamed live video coverage of the Beijing games to millions of viewers with ViewCast Niagara encoders and Osprey video capture cards, the company announced in mid-October.

More than 100 million viewers watched streaming video of the various sporting events during the first 10 days of the games via the Web site of China's main broadcaster, and BBC Sports' online video coverage of the games enabled it to break into the top 10 most-visited sites in the UK.

Adobe Flash Media Server powered the live video streaming for the BBC's coverage from Beijing. Adobe Flash Player, installed on 98 percent of all Internet-connected desktops, enabled viewers to enjoy high-impact online video across all major platforms and browsers.

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