SOURCE: iStreamPlanet


November 09, 2009 13:36 ET

iStreamPlanet and Vertigo Team Up to Provide Best in Class End-to-End Rich Media Services

iStreamPlanet and Vertigo Formalize Partnership to Provide All Inclusive, Best in Class, Rich Media Services to Their Clients; This Partnership Combines the Creative Force of Two Award Winning Companies to Deliver On Demand HD and End-to-End HD Managed Services; Vertigo's 13 Years of Experience as a Premiere Design and Development Firm, Combined With iStreamPlanet's High Profile Events With Worldwide Reach, Make a Winning Combination

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - November 9, 2009) - iStreamPlanet, a leader of digital media strategy, services and software applications, and Vertigo, a premier design and application development firm delivering rich internet and media experiences in Microsoft Silverlight, announced a partnership today, designed to bring to market best in class, end-to-end high definition (HD) streaming solutions. iStreamPlanet and Vertigo are currently partnering on the upcoming 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.

"iStreamPlanet has always prided itself on providing the most innovative and cutting-edge services and creating the best solutions available in the market," said Mio Babic, CEO iStreamPlanet. "By formalizing this partnership, there is no doubt that we have added another level to the design of the viewing experience and bolstered our ability to deliver the best and most flexible rich media Silverlight-based experiences in the industry."

iStreamPlanet recently completed the expansion of their webcast operations center, enabling iStream to manage up to 30 concurrent HD feeds as part of the run-up to the online Winter Olympics broadcast from Vancouver, BC. In addition, iStream completed a state-of-the-art monitoring control room and accelerated aspects of its product development to capitalize on the deployment of new technologies including Silverlight and Internet Information Services (IIS) Smooth Streaming, Adobe Dynamic Streaming and iPhone HTTP Adaptive Streaming.

"We see this partnership as the natural progression for our current customers and those companies seeking proven, innovative solutions for streaming media. Vertigo's focus on rich media applications provides unique brand experiences for our customers with live and on demand streaming video, social media integration, data visualizations and monetization opportunities. We believe our work for industry leaders such as Hard Rock International, NBC, CBS, MTV Networks and the DNCC, speaks volumes to the quality of work we do. Adding iStreamPlanet's End-to-End HD Workflow and cutting edge solutions furthers our commitment to quality and innovation and allows us to meet the growing needs of our streaming media customers," said Scott Stanfield, Vertigo CEO.

"iStreamPlanet and Vertigo's partnership will help Microsoft deliver the highest quality online video for some of the world's major sporting and entertainment events," said Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president, .NET developer division at Microsoft Corp. "These two companies have demonstrated continued commitment to delivering high-quality, high-definition video across the Web for a number of major events and Microsoft is looking forward to seeing the future benefits this partnership has to offer for online video."

About iStreamPlanet

iStreamPlanet® develops and provides digital media strategy, managed webcasting services, and Rich Internet Applications. The company successfully integrates managed services and SaaS-based digital media applications that cover all aspects of media delivery, enabling enterprises and other content owners to distribute and monetize their digital media across multiple platforms. iStreamPlanet's team of digital media and broadcast experts has managed and enabled the deployment of more than 1,000 large live events viewed online by millions, including the Presidential Inauguration and the Michael Jackson Memorial. The world's top business leaders (American Express, AT&T, Caterpillar, Microsoft), trendiest music festivals (Bonnaroo, Coachella, SXSW), most popular sporting events (Masters Golf Tournament, Championships at Wimbledon, Sunday Night Football) and major broadcasters (CBS Television, Cablevision, Fox International, NBC) rely on iStreamPlanet's digital media solutions. Through its partnership with Smart City, iStreamPlanet also supports over 60 of the largest U.S. convention centers and event facilities. Founded in 2000, the privately held company is headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in Orlando, Florida; Scottsdale, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. More information is available by calling 702-492-5900 or visiting

About Vertigo

Vertigo is an award-winning design and application development firm that uses the latest Microsoft technologies to redefine the user experience for the Web, mobile and multi-touch environments. Vertigo develops solutions that address core business problems with a focus on Microsoft Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation, combined with the design discipline to deliver a truly compelling and intuitive user experience that is both effective and measurable. Vertigo's customers range from startups to Fortune 50 companies and include firms such as Microsoft, NBC, CBS, Viacom, AT&T, HP and Chevron. Founded in 1997, Vertigo is privately held and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit for more info, or call at (510)-307-8200.

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© 2009 Vertigo Software, Inc. Vertigo Software is a registered trademark of Vertigo Software, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All rights reserved.

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