SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation has made history yesterday while successfully broadcasting the 2010 Sponsor Me Hawaii Ala Moana Bowls Contest unveiling the world's first IP backhaul. Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation's patented IP backhaul technology and methodology will change the way the world views live broadcasts and simulcasts over the internet, television, and mobile devices.
Ubiquity has made history using the next generation of broadcasting while working with Time Warner Oceanic Cable to broadcast day 1 of the Sponsor Me Hawaii Ala Moana Bowls contest June 15, 2010. Ubiquity provided broadcasters with a direct IP stream eliminating the need for expensive satellite trucks, production equipment, production staff, and costly fixed fiber drops, termed an IP backhaul. By using an IP backhaul, broadcasters are afforded the flexibility and mobility needed to deliver a cost effective HD broadcast and simulcast to the internet, television, and mobile media devices. The 2010 Sponsor Me Hawaii Ala Moana Bowls Contest broadcast is the world's first successful attempt at an IP Backhaul. Ubiquity successfully broadcasted the contest live on June 15, 2010 on Time Warner Oceanic Cable, on the internet at sponsorme.tv/bowls, on Apple's iPad and iPhone, and on other mobile devices. The contest was shot in Sony provided HD cameras.
The culmination of 9 years of patenting the methodology and perfecting the necessary technology for an IP backhaul, has proven to be a huge successes as witnessed yesterday by millions of viewers. Working closely with their team of PHDs and engineers for the past 9 years, Ubiquity has finally perfected the next wave of broadcasting technology. Viewers of the live HD broadcast online, on television, and on both the iPad and the iPhone yesterday were amazed by the clarity and streaming quality of the world's first IP backhaul. CEO of Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation Chris Carmichael said, "After working on this for 9 years, the technology has finally caught up with reality." Pro surfer Sunny Garcia said, "I can't believe Ubiquity had the contest on the iPad and iPhone. The clarity on my iPhone was amazing. As I watched my co-competitors in the water I was able to watch and listen to the live play by play and instant replays on my phone right there on the beach." Viewers from all over the world called in and posted messages during the live event stating how easy and accessible the live broadcast was on their mobile devices. A live viewer from Israel could not believe how easy it was to access the live stream on his phone.
Ubiquity's IP backhaul technology allows for further distribution and ease of use to the end user. Ubiquity's co-founder 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." Carmichael added, "It is all about ease of use and accessibility to the end user. This is what the world of broadcasting has been waiting for." In a live interview during the contest with CEO Chris Carmichael he showed the world's first IP backhaul streaming live on both the iPad and iPhone simultaneously with the Time Warner Oceanic Cable broadcast.
The next generation of broadcasting is here. Ubiquity Broadcasting Corporation's 6 time Emmy award winning producer Stephen Jacobs says, "Ubiquity is at the forefront of broadcasting technology, and has arrived at the intersection of capabilities and opportunities. It's a very exciting time to be here."
Ubiquity's Director of live webcasts, Daniel Swiney, who has done over 100 live broadcasts, said "We could not have asked for a more successful day. The IP backhaul worked to perfection. I can't wait to see how this technology takes off now that we have perfected it."
Today people want their information when they want it. Ubiquity's IP backhaul technology enables broadcasters to empower the end user by giving them the option to view a live broadcast on their choice of media. Ubiquity's technology allows broadcasters the opportunity to increase their bottom line by saving money on the expensive overhead while still providing viewers the HD quality broadcast consumers demand. An added benefit to Broadcasters is the ability to broadcast from anywhere in the world without days of setup and the added expense and trouble of cable and satellite uplinks.
Ubiquity will bring the next generation of broadcasting and technology to life by broadcasting live events in HD simultaneously to the internet, television, and mobile devices using their patented IP backhaul technology. Ubiquity's technology has been proven in the hardest arena to broadcast, action sports. The NFL, NBA, NHL, and other mainstream sports are next on Ubiquity's radar, as the need for a better way to broadcast simultaneously in HD is in high demand. Ubiquity's technology will forever change the way broadcasting is done in the future.
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
Sponsor Me is a digital Multi Media Company with its roots in action sports. Sponsor Me is creating contest opportunities for rising athletes in action sports like surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, motocross and others. The contests are supported by live webcasts via the Sponsor Me site and delivered to mobile devices. Sponsor Me competitions will be held regionally, judged by the pros, and the winners will go on to compete on a national level where fans will have the opportunity to vote online and via SMS. For more information please visit www.sponsorme.tv.
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Sony Corporation is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and sale of various kinds of electronic equipment, instruments and devices. Sony operates in five segments: Electronics, which develops, designs, manufactures and sells electronic equipment, instruments and devices for consumer and professional markets; Games, in which Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. develops, produces, markets and distributes PlayStation 2 (PS2), PSP (PlayStation Portable) (PSP) and PlayStation 3 (PS3) hardware and related software; Pictures, which encompasses motion picture production and distribution, television production and distribution, and digital content creation and distribution; Financial Services, which includes the activities of Sony Financial Holdings Inc. ,and All Other, which comprises Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. (SMEJ). On October 1, 2008, it acquired Bertelsmann's 50% interest in SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (SONY BMG). Sony Electronics is the largest unit of Sony Corporation of America, the holding company for Sony Corporation's US-based electronics and entertainment businesses. Sony Corporation of America's consumer electronics unit makes and markets products to tap into Sony's music, films, games, and other businesses. The electronics arm sells PCs (the Sony VAIO) and their peripherals, as well as TVs, VCRs, PDAs, DVD and MP3 players, digital cameras, camcorders, CD players, and car audio items. The company's also a retailer and operates about 60 Sony Style retail shops in the US, mostly in California, Texas, and Florida.
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
Time Warner Cable (TWC) makes coaxial quiver. The company is the #2 US cable company, after Comcast, with operations in 28 states. TWC has about 14 million basic cable subscribers, mostly consumers, including about 9 million digital video customers. It provides broadband Internet access to about 9 million customers primarily through ISP Road Runner. The company also offers VoIP digital phone service to about 4 million customers in conjunction with Sprint Nextel.
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