SOURCE: Anystream

September 11, 2008 04:00 ET

European Growth Fuels Anystream at IBC

DULLES, VA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2008) - With a 140% year-over-year growth in the United Kingdom and Europe, digital media production and publishing leader Anystream announced an IBC line up for international content owners and service operators scaling broadband and mobile video offerings. New capabilities include modular options for rules-based media workflows and distribution and the industry debut of its next-generation video production solution. The Anystream platform will be on display at IBC, 12-16 September 2008 at Booth 1.B10 at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam.

As an encore to its gold-medal performance with NBC Universal in support of the 2008 Beijing Games, Anystream will showcase the media platform that served as the hub for on-demand operations for NBC -- and more than 70 additional new clients in the last year -- at IBC. Demonstrations include:

--  Olympics Workflow: Anystream orchestrated the scheduling, publishing,
    packaging and metadata preservation of 5,000 discrete titles for NBC
    Universal's 16 web, television on demand and mobile syndication partners
    for the 2008 Beijing Games.  Demonstrating a series of sophisticated
    workflows, IBC attendees can see how organizations with multi-platform,
    multi-partner distribution plans can use Anystream's lights-out, scalable
    platform to quickly and automatically monetize their media assets for major
    news, entertainment and sports events.
    
--  Modular Business Workflow and Distribution Connectors: Content
    aggregators can customize their on-demand workflows with a la carte options
    to further automate the creation and distribution of content.  Based on
    rules for content rights, Anystream dynamically automates the production,
    packaging and publishing of video and metadata assets.  Responding to the
    need for fast and secure content delivery, Anystream's distribution and
    delivery management component -- including integration with delivery
    platform Signiant -- allows customers to control what, when and how content
    packages are delivered to service operators and digital storefront
    partners.
    
--  Next-Gen Video Production Solution: With an eight plus year track
    record, Anystream's media production solution has been put to the test by
    more than 700 customers including the BBC, Sky and VRT.  At IBC, Anystream
    will unveil the next generation of its production capabilities including a
    backend architecture and workflows optimized for on-demand HD, SD, mobile
    and broadband video operations. Demonstrations include software-based
    standards conversion with partner Digital Vision, advanced audio and video
    output quality and a sneak peek at Anystream's completely redesigned, Web
    2.0 user interface.
    

"Our international growth over the past year signals that on-demand video phenomenon isn't restricted to the United States. But as we've seen with our domestic clients, they are still looking for an efficient, reliable solution to monetize their media assets," said Russell Zack, Anystream vice president of product management. "Anystream responds to this call with the only scalable infrastructure to help content owners and service operators produce, manage and monetize their media."

About Anystream

Anystream provides the world's leading media companies with the tools and data they need to syndicate video on-demand across multiple outlets and devices through a single, automated platform. With over 700 media customers worldwide, Anystream's Media Lifecycle Platform enables many of the best known entertainment brands to make their video available where, when, and how it's most convenient for their viewers. For more information visit www.anystream.com.

Contact Information

  • For More Information:

    Mary Young
    Director, Marketing
    Anystream
    cell (703) 963-2467
    tel (703) 948-3043
    myoung@anystream.com

    Brian Wendel
    RLM Public Relations for Anystream
    Tel: (212) 741-5106 x 212
    anystream@rlmpr.com