KIT Digital and Highwinds Support ParalympicSport.TV Vancouver Broadcast
Bonn, Germany – March 4, 2010 – The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is proud to announce that KIT digital and Highwinds support the ParalympicSport.TV broadcast from the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. ParalympicSport.TV will broadcast more than 150 hours of live and on-demand coverage of the Vancouver Winter Paralympics.
The IPC together with its partners KIT digital and brandstage.tv GmbH have agreed with Highwinds on a solution for the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games to provide the live stream on ParalympicSport.TV, free of charge. Said Sir Philip Craven, IPC President: "The IPC is excited about this great commitment for the worldwide distribution of the Games. It is wonderful news for those who do not have the opportunity to watch the Vancouver Winter Paralympics on TV."
KIT digital, a leading global provider of on-demand software solutions for managing and monetizing Internet Protocol (IP)-based video assets is providing the broadcast platform and customized video player that will deliver live and on-demand coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Games to viewers all over the world on www.ParalympicSport.TV. The company previously supported the Beijing 2008 Paralympic and the Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games, streaming nearly 230 hours of live content.
"We are honoured to be working with the IPC and Brandstage again to support the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games and bring such an amazing event to viewer's computer screens across the globe," said Gavin Campion, President of KIT digital.
Highwinds, the fastest growing content delivery network (CDN) on the planet, is trusted by top media, entertainment, and sports brands to deliver content to millions of global users every day. ParalympicSport.TV selected Highwinds as the official streaming partner of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Paralympics to bring high-quality live and on-demand video streams to viewers around the world. Streams will be delivered to ParalympicSport.TV over Highwinds' robust, global content delivery network.
"Highwinds has become the go-to CDN for the top names in sports because we have a proven track record in delivering high-quality, uninterrupted streams of some of the most-watched sporting events in the world," said Steve Miller, President and CEO of Highwinds. "ParalympicSport.TV joins a growing line-up of sports organizations that trust Highwinds to stream their games and competitions to global viewers. By partnering with Highwinds, ParalympicSport.TV will bring the excitement of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Paralympics to sports enthusiasts everywhere."
ParalympicSport.TV is managed by brandstage.tv GmbH, co-founding partner of ParalympicSport.TV together with the IPC and KIT digital. As a full service internet television agency based in Hamburg, Germany, brandstage.tv provides the production and editorial work for the channel. The channel is supported by Samsung and Visa, official World Wide Partner of IPC.
For more information on the ParalympicSport.TV programme, please take a look at the following document.
Notes to the Editor:
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is the global governing body of the Paralympic Movement. The IPC organizes the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games, and serves as the International Federation for nine sports, for which it supervises and co-ordinates the World Championships and other competitions. The IPC is committed to enabling Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to developing sport opportunities for all persons with a disability from the beginner to elite level. In addition, the IPC aims to promote the Paralympic values, which include courage, determination, inspiration and equality.
Founded on 22 September 1989, the IPC is an international non-profit organization formed and run by 161 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) from five regions and four disability specific international sports federations (IOSDs). The IPC Headquarters and its management team are located in Bonn, Germany.
About KIT digital, Inc.:
KIT digital (NASDAQ: KITD) is a leading, global provider of on-demand, Internet Protocol (IP)-based video asset management solutions. KIT VX, the company's end-to-end software platform, enables enterprise clients to acquire, manage and distribute video assets across the three screens of today's world: the personal computer, mobile device, and IPTV-enabled television set. The application of VX ranges from commercial video distribution to internal corporate deployments, including corporate communications, human resources, training, security and surveillance. KIT digital's client base includes more than 600 enterprise customers across 30+ countries, including The Associated Press, Best Buy, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Disney-ABC, General Motors, Google, Hewlett-Packard, IMG Worldwide, Intel, McDonald's, News Corp, Telefonica, the U.S. Department of Defense, Verizon, and Vodafone. KIT digital is headquartered in Prague, and maintains principal offices in Cologne, Dubai, London, Melbourne (Australia), New York, Stockholm and Toronto. For additional information, please visit www.kitd.com.
Highwinds is a content & network services and hosted IP services business that offers a comprehensive suite of CDN, IP Transit, content storage and IP software to deliver live event streaming, on-demand video and large file downloads over its high-performance RollingThunder® network to millions of global users every day. Highwinds’ customers gain unprecedented command and control over all types of content with its StrikeTracker® console and open APIs. Since 2002, Highwinds has provided for the advancement of a variety of content delivery technologies, and it continues to set the pace among CDNs by offering advantages in data center peering, real-time analytics, instant account provisioning, complete content control and massive scalability. Highwinds is headquartered in Winter Park, Fla., and maintains data centers throughout North America, South America and Europe. For more information, please visit www.highwinds.com.