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July 25, 2012

Chunghwa Telecom Chooses Digital Rapids Encoders and Automation for Live Streaming of 2012 Summer Olympics

StreamZ Live adaptive bit rate encoders power live Olympics coverage on HiNet hichannel web platform for Taiwan's leading telecommunications provider

Hong Kong: Digital Rapids -- the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences -- announced today that Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has chosen Digital Rapids' StreamZ Live adaptive streaming encoders and the Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager multi-encoder management software to power live online streaming of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games for viewers in Taiwan.

Live Streaming Olympics 2012A 14-channel deployment of StreamZ Live encoders is being used to transform live, high definition source feeds of the London Olympics into multiple output streams for viewing on CHT's HiNet hichannel Web platform. Additional StreamZ Live encoders provide redundancy for fault tolerance, while the enterprise-class Broadcast Manager software provides centralized management, monitoring and automation of the encoders.

The leading telecommunications service provider in Taiwan, Chunghwa Telecom serves nearly 12 million fixed-line, mobile and broadband customers.

"We are excited that StreamZ Live and Broadcast Manager have been chosen by Chunghwa Telecom to deliver live streaming coverage of the Olympics to their HiNet hichannel audience," said Clive Vickery, Managing Director, EMEA and Asia at Digital Rapids. "For top-tier service providers such as CHT, bringing events of this scale and importance to their viewers requires robust, reliable solutions with exceptional visual quality. We're proud to have CHT among the leading media organizations trusting our solutions for their coverage of the London Games."

StreamZ Live encoders provide superior quality, outstanding reliability and flexible, multi-screen output format support for audience-expanding live streaming applications. Powering applications from online and mobile video to over-the-top (OTT) services and IPTV, StreamZ Live's rich output capabilities and adaptive streaming support are ideal for capitalizing on today's lucrative multi-screen content distribution opportunities, allowing content and rights owners to reach viewers on devices from tablets and mobile phones to game consoles, PCs and 'smart' TVs. The Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager software streamlines multi-channel operations and bolsters reliability with enterprise-class management, automation, scheduling, remote monitoring and fault tolerance.

The complete range of Digital Rapids media transformation and workflow solutions will be showcased in stand number 7.F33 at the IBC 2012 exhibition in Amsterdam, September 7-11. For more information about Digital Rapids, please visit

About Digital Rapids Corporation – Digital Rapids provides market-leading content transformation and workflow solutions that empower the world's leading media organizations to reach wider audiences more efficiently, more effectively and more profitably. Recipients of more than two dozen prestigious awards for company and product excellence, Digital Rapids combines innovative technology with proven expertise and visionary insight to help our customers expand their audiences, increase their revenues, and reduce their costs. Digital Rapids Corporation ( is headquartered in Ontario, Canada with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia and Argentina.

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