'IBC TV News' Selects Digital Rapids for Third Consecutive Year

"IBC TV News" has chosen Digital Rapids to provide encoding and webstreaming services for its Web site for the third year in a row. Along with partner Datmedia, Digital Rapids is responsible for encoding and delivery of news stories to the site, both as daily packages and up-to-the-minute Web exclusives.

In association with the IBC Mobile Zone, now in its second year, Digital Rapids is also responsible for the encoding of selected stories to 3GPP and MPEG-4 formats for download to mobile devices such as 3G cell phones.

IBC TV News will be encoded on a Digital Rapids StreamZ content encoding server running Stream 2.3 software. Stories will be fed to StreamZ live via SDI from the IBC TV News edit suites, and encoded in real time to Windows and Real media formats. The StreamZ encoding software will then automatically transfer the files to Datmedia's servers for hosting.

datpresenter DPX V2.0, the latest release of Datmedia's versatile AJAX server-side streaming applications, is a browser-based, install-free rich media player with an archiving and cataloguing facility. datpresenter DPX V2.0 has been customized for the IBC TV News site, so viewers can see last year's stories and search the site for stand locations and photos.

"We are very pleased to have been selected to provide the encoding for IBC TV News again this year," said Clive Vickery, managing director of Digital Rapids. "The use of StreamZ for previous years' IBC TV News has been very successful, and visitors to the show and the site are again ensured a high-quality experience."

Digital Rapids will be in Stands 7.641/ M134. Datmedia will be in Stand 1.154.