Userplane Streams Full-Length TV Program

(December 10, 2003) Los Angeles--Flash-based instant messaging pioneer Userplane recently teamed up with Red Bull's "Re:Evolution of Sports" to broadcast one of the first-ever television shows online.

Using Macromedia Flash Communication Server, Userplane has developed a streaming video library of television episodes for Red Bull's "Re:Evolution of Sports" program, which showcases extreme sports. "Re:Evolution" airs originally on Fox Sports Net every Monday at 4pm Eastern. Fully streamed episodes can be viewed on the "Re:Evolution of Sports" website at

Launched by Red Bull and brought to users via the Userplane application platform, the website enables enthusiasts to view, read about, and download entire episodes and photos, as seen on television.

"This is the first step in true online television viewing," said Michael Jones, president, Userplane. "With more than 25 hours of streaming video, represents the next level of media convergence. The site enables visitors to watch each show in its entirety, view additional clips per show, and even download each show to their computer. We were delighted to have the opportunity to not only use new and innovative software developed by Macromedia, but to work with such compelling extreme sports content."

"'Re:Evolution of Sports' is a constantly revolving world of progression, expression, and succession, and working with Red Bull's 'Re:Evolution' we were able to bring that world to the Web," said Jones. "The innovative show, displaying full video on the Web, marks Userplane's entry into the television and production markets. Using Macromedia's Flash Communication Server, the website for 'Re:Evolution' features hours of exciting streamed sports entertainment."