SOURCE: Network Foundation Technologies

April 18, 2007 14:35 ET

Barksdale Air Force Base and Network Foundation Technologies Join Forces to Provide Live Streaming Video of the 2007 Defenders of Liberty Air Show FREE to the Public

SHREVEPORT, LA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 18, 2007 -- Barksdale Air Force Base, home to the 2nd Bomb Wing and the Mighty 8th Air Force, has teamed up with Network Foundation Technologies (NFT) to stream the 2007 "Defenders of Liberty" Air Show LIVE over the Internet in its entirety, completely free of charge to the public. According to Air Force officials, this is the first Air Force Air Show to be broadcast live for free over the Internet. The "Defenders of Liberty" Air Show is one of the top military air shows in the world and is a past recipient of the coveted Dick Schram Award for the Best Military Show in North America.

"NFT is extremely pleased to be working with Barksdale Air Force Base to broadcast an event of this caliber online to a worldwide audience free of charge. Our technology is perfectly suited for events such as this that require truly live, real-time broadcasting over the net to very large audiences," said Marcus Morton, President and Co-founder of NFT. In conjunction with Barksdale Air Force Base, NFT is partnering with local NBC Affiliate, KTAL Channel 6, to provide mobile uplink and production facilities.

The exciting show will feature the world-famous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the U.S. Army Black Daggers, a Russian MIG-17 and many other attractions.

Second Lieutenant Francis T. Hartnett said, "We think this partnership with NFT is a great way to showcase Barksdale's 2007 'Defenders of Liberty' Air Show to more than those that can make it to the event itself. Now anyone in the world can watch it live. It is an excellent opportunity to show the world the caliber of air show we put on here."

About Barksdale Air Force Base Defenders of Liberty Air Show

This two-day Barksdale Air Force Base Air Show, scheduled for Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, is open to the public with free admission. The line-up of performers scheduled for the 2007 show include: The US Air Force Thunderbirds; the C-17 Globemaster III Demo Team; F-15E Strike Eagle Demo Team; US Air Force Reserve's Ed Hamill flying the Air Force sponsored Pitts Special in the "Above and Beyond" performance; the jet-powered truck, Shockwave; Gene Soucy and Teresa Stokes in a wing-walk performance; Bill Stein in an Edge 540 and more. The event also includes numerous military aircraft static displays. For more information visit the Air Show website at www.barksdaleafbairshow.com.

About Network Foundation Technologies (NFT)

Network Foundation Technologies, LLC is a privately held company focused on developing technologies that provide the foundation for Internet-based broadcast networks. NFT was formed in 2001 by Dr. Mike O'Neal and Marcus Morton. The company's NFTPro player and server combine to create an innovative distributed online broadcast solution that enables large-scale broadcasting of live and pre-recorded audio/video content at low cost. Please visit www.nft-tv.com for more information.

Contact Information

  • Contact Information:
    Jay Bowen
    Director, Sales & Marketing
    Network Foundation Technologies, LLC
    2031 Kings Hwy., Suite 102
    Shreveport, Louisiana 71103
    jay@nft-tv.com
    Phone: 318.213.0190, Ext.1220
    Fax: 866.297.9630