MURRAY HILL, N.J., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Glowpoint Inc. (NYSE Amex: GLOW), a leading global provider of cloud managed video services, announced today that it will provide support for live high definition interviews during professional football draft broadcast coverage for the tenth consecutive year. Coverage programming will air live on ESPN beginning Thursday, April 26 at 8:00 am EST from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Glowpoint's cloud broadcast video services will allow the leading sports broadcasting network to conduct live high definition interviews between program hosts in Radio City Music Hall, leading sports analysts in the network's broadcast studio, and team officials and players across the country. Glowpoint's OpenVideo® cloud provides a cost effective alternative to traditional satellite broadcasts by utilizing IP networking and telepresence technologies to deliver virtually zero-latency, high quality of service, video broadcasts.
During draft coverage, Glowpoint's services will frequently be recognized by an on-screen credit:
Interviews supported by Glowpoint's cloud broadcast video services during draft coverage will frequently include a split screen format, demonstrating the ability to provide high quality IP network based broadcasts alongside traditional satellite broadcasts.
"The fact that our cloud broadcast video services have been an integral part of such a high profile live-to-air event for 10 years serves as a testament to our ability to deliver and support the highest quality video anywhere, anytime, across OpenVideo®" stated Darren Podrabsky, Vice President of Marketing & Channels for Glowpoint. "We will continue to invest in the OpenVideo® cloud architecture to provide the highest quality cloud managed video services for the widest range of customer applications for visual communication."
In addition to providing services for the professional football draft broadcasts, Glowpoint also provides cloud broadcast video services for professional basketball draft broadcast coverage, as well as a complete suite of cloud managed video services for many leading companies in the broadcasting market. Glowpoint currently serves nearly 500 customers operating in 68 countries worldwide, with over 40,000 endpoints registered and reachable on the OpenVideo® cloud.
Glowpoint provides a turn-key broadcast solution which includes custom designed high definition video endpoint technology, system integration with broadcast setup and cloud managed video services, 'video optimized' IP network connectivity, and on-site, live broadcast support.
Glowpoint, Inc. (NYSE Amex: GLOW) provides cloud managed video services that make the delivery of consistently high-quality videoconferencing and telepresence service as simple as using the internet, between any technology, network and business. Using our OpenVideo® cloud architecture, Glowpoint enables organizations of all sizes to adopt business-class video easily, scale instantly and collaborate openly, yet securely across technology boundaries – to realize the full value of visual communications. To learn more please visit www.glowpoint.com.
SOURCE Glowpoint, Inc.