iStreamPlanet, a provider of live, Internet managed broadcast software, services and solutions, and Haivision, a global provider of advanced video networking and IP video distribution solutions, announced the availability of the Go-Live Package, a turnkey, end-to-end, live streaming and cross platform video playback solution for the London 2012 Olympic Games rights-holding broadcasters (RHBs).
The Go-Live Package delivers a premium HD video experience of the Games on a variety of viewing devices — including PCs, Macs®, iPads®, iPhones®, Androids™, and other OTT devices, such as Roku™ players.
iStreamPlanet’s London-based Broadcast Operations Center will power the live Internet video workflow using Haivision’s encoding technology and multistream player environment, which provides the ability to stream up to 24 live events simultaneously for all 18 days of the Games. iStreamPlanet is renowned for streaming major sporting events from this facility, most recently including the French Open, UEFA Under 21 Championships, Tour de France and the Championships at Wimbledon. Multiple RHBs throughout Europe and the Caribbean have signed on as customers of the service.
The live streaming experience will leverage Haivision’s KulaByte™ Internet encoding system, which encodes each HD feed to very high-quality HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and Dynamic Flash® adaptive bit rate (ABR) streams. The turnkey solution also includes brandable, high-performance player and content management platform technology for all PCs and mobile devices, supporting a complete channel listing and event guide, active DVR playback and controls for VoD content, as well as advertising.