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SkyStream's zBand Delivers MovieBeam

MovieBeam Inc. has selected SkyStream's zBand content delivery platform to deliver the latest movies to its U.S. customers.

Zband is an end-to-end PUSH VOD software platform that ingests, packages, schedules and delivers movies to MovieBeam players in customers' homes. zBand manages the transmission, presentation, and deletion of content on the player. MovieBeam customers can choose from a menu of 100 movies, including new releases and up to 10 new movies automatically delivered each week.

"We chose zBand as MovieBeam's content distribution system because it is extremely reliable and field-proven through its large number of successful deployments. It can scale with the growth of our service to serve most of the U.S. population while providing a consistent quality of service," said Tres Izzard, president and CEO of MovieBeam. "SkyStream shares our vision of continuously evolving the technology to enhance the consumer experience, and we are pleased to be working with them as a technology partner in our new service."

zBand is integrated with Windows Media Digital Rights Management to offer content protection and secure playout options for MovieBeam's movies. zBand also uses its Forward Error Correction, which can repair damaged packets in the distribution and essentially make more network bandwidth available. zBand 5.0 is now available.