HONOLULU, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation has made history again while using its patented IP backhaul technology to broadcast the action sports Sponsor Me Hawaii Ala Moana Bowls Contest live in HD over the internet, television, on the iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices simultaneously. Ubiquity's 8 broadcasting patents have forever changed the landscape of broadcasting, and the way broadcasting will be done in the future while doing live events.
Ubiquity's history making IP backhaul technology broadcast was perfected and demonstrated live on Time Warner Oceanic Cable, on the internet at sponsorme.tv/bowls, and on the iPhone and iPad all simultaneously. This game changing broadcast has now set the stage for Ubiquity to license its intellectual property and its patented IP backhaul technology.
CEO Chris Carmichael said, "We are the first in the world to accomplish this new way of broadcasting. We have spent the past 9 years patenting the methodology and perfecting the necessary technology for Ubiquity's IP backhaul broadcast. It is amazing to see it come alive on all three screens." During the contest Chris Carmichael showed the world's first IP backhaul streaming live on both the iPad and iPhone simultaneously during Time Warner Oceanic Cable's broadcast to their station.
Dean Luke, Time Warner Oceanic broadcast coordinator said, "The broadcast was a total success. Time Warner Oceanic Cable is proud of the product that has come from Ubiquity's IP backhaul." He went on to say, "I was originally reluctant to use Ubiquity's technology since it had never been done before, but we went with it because there was no fiber in the broadcast area. I am happy we did. This was a great broadcasting experience, and has truly opened doors for us and others in the future."
Ubiquity's IP backhaul technology provides a direct IP stream to broadcasters eliminating the need for expensive satellite trucks, production equipment, and costly fixed fiber drops. By using an IP backhaul broadcasters are afforded the flexibility and mobility needed to deliver a cost effective HD broadcast. Ubiquity's technology also allows for further distribution on all digital media screens (mobile, television, digital cinema, and internet) simultaneously, and gives ease of use to the end user. New distribution points like Apples iPad and iPhone, and other mobile devices such as the Droid, create more eyeballs for broadcasters, which in turn bring more advertising dollars to their broadcasts. With Ubiquity's game changing technology viewers can now watch the same HD stream they are accustomed to at home, in the palm of their hands. Ubiquity's VP Connie Jordan said, "Ubiquity's IP backhaul allows people all over the world to view live broadcasts anywhere anytime by landing on mobile media devices such as the iPhone and iPad." Chris added, "It is all about empowering the end user and delivering a rich experience. This is what the world of broadcasting has been waiting for."
Event goers and surfers at the contest were seen watching the contest live on their iPhones. Pro surfer and 6 time Triple Crown winner Sunny Garcia said, "The ability to watch the contest live on my iPhone was amazing. I have never seen anything like it. I was able to watch instant replays live in HD right there on the beach."
XXL Champion Makua Rothman said, "Watching the contest on my new iPad at the contest was just like being in my living room watching it on my tv. I hope all contests use this technology in the future."
Ubiquity's Director of live webcasts, Daniel Swiney, who has done over 100 live broadcasts and webcast, said, "To be able to stream with such clarity to the iPhone and iPad is second to none. This is better than anything out there."
Ubiquity continues to bring the next generation of broadcasting and technology to life by broadcasting live events in HD simultaneously on all digital screens using their patented IP backhaul technology. By raising the bar and setting the new industry standard for broadcasting, Ubiquity has opened the door to major broadcasting networks, sports broadcasters such as the NFL, NBA, NHL, and others who are looking for a better way to broadcast simultaneously, in HD. Ubiquity's technology is easily integrated with broadcasters existing equipment and allows for broadcasting from anywhere in the world. Ubiquity's IP backhaul technology has now forever changed broadcasting history.
Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation
Redefining content creation and distribution for the digital age, Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation is a next-generation company, creating the world's first ubiquitous network, where content distribution is platform and screen independent. With more than 60 worldwide patents and patents-pending, Ubiquity is accelerating the ultimate convergence of media: mobile, internet and television. UBC redefines broadcasting for the digital age, placing the UBC network at the forefront of a fully global, mobile society. In addition to its technology developments, Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation also produces and distributes video coverage for the upcoming "Sponsor Me" series of Action Sports events. The company is privately held, based in San Juan Capistrano CA.
For more information on Ubiquity's technology, applications and innovations, please visit www.ubiquitybc.com
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Ala Moana Bowls
Ala Moana has starred in over 30 surf videos including "Endless Summer" and "Tales of the Seven Seas" which includes a scene that perfectly characterizes the spot - massive tubes, boards flying, ruthless drop-ins, and the climactic conclusion of a catamaran being capsized by a cleanup set. One of the best places to surf in Hawaii, Ala Moana Bowls is a popular spot on Oahu. It's an exposed reef break with consistent surf. This left-hand reef break is the symbol of great South Shore waves. Packed and very competitive, it's virtually reserved for locals who know how to surf inside the bowl. Ala Moana is a long wave with a few different tube sections and a range of takeoff spots. The bowl is just that-an inside-out section halfway in that forms between the Ala Moana boating channel and the Pacific Ocean. It holds waves of 4 to 12 feet. The takeoff is steep and fast; getting caught behind is risky. It's most ideal when a south swell detonates on the initial bowl section. The water next to the reef has been dredged for the harbor so the swells are unique. Ala Moana Bowls is at its best in summertime due to the south swells that provide the surfing community a much needed opportunity to win valuable WQS points at home breaks. These points will count towards qualification for the 2010 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and the 2010 elite World Championship Tour.
Time Warner Oceanic Cable
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