PLANO, Texas, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- ViewCast Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board : VCST ), a developer of industry-leading solutions for the transformation, management and delivery of digital media over enterprise, broadband, and mobile networks, today announced that Major League Gaming (MLG), the largest professional video game league in the world, has selected ViewCast's Osprey® 700e HD video capture cards to underpin its live streaming infrastructure. Delivering over 1.9 million streams of its live events in HD to viewers around the globe for up to 60 hours at a time, MLG counts on Osprey 700e's unmatched performance and reliability to ensure a highly immersive viewing experience for legions of passionate gamers and gaming fans.
"Live event streaming is a critical component of our operations, enabling MLG to cultivate and cater to an ever-growing online community of professional and aspiring professional gamers while expanding sponsorship and revenue opportunities," said Lee Chen, SVP Premium Services and Live Event Streaming, Major League Gaming. "ViewCast's Osprey 700e HD video capture cards equip us with a high performance, ultra reliable video capture platform to facilitate the delivery of high quality HD programming to our viewers."
In addition to meeting MLG's stringent performance and reliability requirements, ViewCast's Osprey 700e HD cards ensure seamless compatibility with MLG's encoding software, Adobe® Flash® Media Live Encoder and Microsoft® Windows® 7 drivers, in a low-profile design format for easy integration within MLG's proprietary streaming hardware. Providing a seamless PCI Express® interconnect for high-speed throughput, Osprey 700e cards help to optimize overall system performance and enhance networking flexibility.
MLG utilizes multiple Osprey 700e HD cards to power its encoding infrastructure, encoding real-time video for live streaming while simultaneously capturing content for post-event video-on-demand (VOD). MLG provides three concurrent live broadcast streams in multiple resolutions from its events, which take place throughout the year at various locations nationwide. Osprey 700e's ability to maintain consistent performance and stability throughout HD broadcasts that can run up to 62 hours is critical to the success of MLG's event coverage, precluding the need to reboot or cycle through encoders. For MLG's 50th anniversary event in Raleigh, NC, fans consumed over 2.3 million streams and 825,000 hours of video over the 60 hour long broadcast, all powered by ViewCast's ultra-reliable Osprey 700e HD cards.
Renowned for their performance, reliability and management versatility, ViewCast's award-winning Osprey 700e HD cards provide advanced capabilities such as dual SD/HD support with seamless on-the-fly signal switching, and the ability to feed multiple encoders (RealVideo®, Windows Media®, Adobe® Flash® and MPEG-4) at the same time in any combination. Osprey cards enable advanced features such as hardware audio gain control, closed-caption extraction, image cropping and bitmap overlay to ensure maximum management flexibility and control.
"Major League Gaming's ability to seamlessly meld online gaming with live event streaming distinguishes the company as a true pioneer in the digital media marketplace," said ViewCast President and CEO Dave Stoner. "For organizations seeking to push the boundaries of live competitive event coverage – real or virtual – ViewCast provides the high performance HD capture and streaming solutions they need to ensure a world-class online viewing experience."
About Major League Gaming
Founded in 2002, Major League Gaming (MLG) is the dominant media property exclusively targeting the approximately 40 million consumers in North America who have a passion for playing video games as a competitive social activity. The company exclusively represents the best professional gamers and gives millions of aspiring gamers around the world an opportunity to compete, improve their skills, and socialize through our thriving online competitive community and live Pro Circuit competitions. For more information: www.mlgpro.com.
ViewCast develops industry-leading hardware and software for the transformation, management and delivery of professional quality video over broadband, enterprise and mobile networks. ViewCast's award-winning solutions simplify the complex workflows required for the Web-based streaming of news, sports, music, and other video content to computers and mobile devices, empowering broadcasters, businesses, and governments to easily and effectively reach and expand their audiences. With more than 350,000 video capture cards deployed globally, ViewCast sets the standard in the streaming media industry. ViewCast Niagara® streaming appliances, Osprey® video capture cards and VMp™ video management systems provide the highly reliable technology required to deliver the multi-platform experiences driving today's digital media market.
ViewCast (www.viewcast.com) is headquartered in Plano, Texas, USA, with sales and distribution channels located globally.
ViewCast, Osprey, VMp and Niagara are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewCast Corporation or its subsidiaries.
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