November 8, 2010
Digital Rapids StreamZHD Powers Archive Encoding at 2010 Commonwealth Games
Passfield, UK: Digital Rapids -- the leading provider of tools and solutions for bringing television, movie and Web content to wider audiences -- has announced that the company's award-winning StreamZHD encoders were chosen to power archive encoding at the International Broadcasting Centre (IBC) at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Held in Delhi, India from 3 - 14 October, these were the first Commonwealth Games to be broadcast in high definition.
A consortium of Shaf Broadcast India and Global Television Australia set up the International Broadcasting Centre (IBC) for host broadcaster, Doordarshan Prasar Bharati Corporation. StreamZHD was used to encode archives of the Opening Ceremonies, Closing Ceremonies and daily highlights packages from HD and SD source feeds. Digital Rapids encoders were also used by other third-party broadcast rights holders to stream the event to the Web.
The XIX Commonwealth Games was the largest international sporting event of its kind ever hosted in Delhi, bringing together athletes from 71 nations and territories.
Said Pradeep Kohli, Director of Shaf Broadcast, "Digital Rapids was part of a very select group of key technology providers chosen by the consortium for this prestigious event. The unmatched encoding quality and reliability of StreamZHD made it the perfect choice for this project."
StreamZHD is the industry's most versatile encoding solution, delivering multi-format video capture, encoding, transcoding and live streaming in a powerful configuration that integrates easily into any professional media environment. Combining unparalleled quality and performance with a flexible and feature-rich software interface, StreamZHD seamlessly supports multi-platform distribution opportunities and file-based workflows with real-time, simultaneous encoding to multiple output formats.
"Broadcasters and media organizations worldwide count on our solutions to deliver the exceptional visual quality and reliability demanded by high-profile events of this importance, and we're pleased that StreamZHD was selected for use at the 2010 Commonwealth Games," said Clive Vickery, Managing Director, EMEA and Asia at Digital Rapids.
For more information about StreamZHD and other Digital Rapids solutions, please visit www.digital-rapids.com.
About Digital Rapids Corporation – Digital Rapids provides the leading hardware and software solutions for transforming and delivering media, enabling the multi-platform experiences that are changing how audiences view content. Scaling from standalone appliances to global workflows, Digital Rapids solutions enable media professionals to maximize their productivity, quality, and the value of their content. Recipient of a coveted IBC Innovation Award and four prestigious Frost & Sullivan honors for encoding and transcoding leadership, Digital Rapids combines innovative technology with proven expertise to help our customers to expand their audiences, increase their media revenues and reduce their costs. Digital Rapids Corporation (www.digital-rapids.com) is headquartered in Ontario, Canada with offices in the United States, the UK, Australia, Argentina and Hong Kong.