NBC Universal has chosen Digital Rapids to provide media encoding, transcoding and streaming systems for its Internet coverage of the 2008 Olympic Games from Beijing, China, Aug. 8-24.
A total of 2200 hours of video will be streamed live on the Internet at NBCOlympics.com, primarily encoded from video feeds into Web-friendly streams through the DRC-Stream systems.
Streams will be encoded in the VC-1 compression format for a viewing experience powered by Microsoft Silverlight technology. The encoded live streams will also be archived for viewers to watch on-demand. Digital Rapids Transcode Manager, the enterprise-class media file transcoding solution, will be used to convert affiliate-provided content between compression and file formats for U.S. domestic distribution.For more information, visit: www.digital-rapids.com.