Castor Launches Transcoding Service MediaCloud™ for Broadcasters

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Castor Broadcasting today announced the launch of MediaCloud™, a transcoding resource that can be used to convert real-time audio and video for use on PCs, TVs and/or 3G Mobile phones. Based on the Re/Kast Live™ platform, this service enables broadcasters to transmit their live programming simultaneously over multiple channels in a cost-effective way.

This is the first implementation of a transcoding cloud for live video and audio streams anywhere in the world and we are thrilled to be piloting this new service

Castor Broadcasting today announced the launch of MediaCloud™, a transcoding resource that can be used to convert real-time audio and video for use on PCs, TVs and/or 3G Mobile phones. This service enables broadcasters to transmit their live programming simultaneously over multiple channels in a cost-effective way.

Designed for use by Broadcasters connected to the MediaGateway in Hilversum (The Netherlands), the MediaCloud™ is accessed via a secure web based interface through which users are able to remotely set-up and manage the encoding and streaming of live video and audio feeds so that they can be viewed by consumers irrespective of the final network or device used.

"This is the first implementation of a transcoding cloud for live video and audio streams anywhere in the world and we are thrilled to be piloting this new service" said, Matondo Mpiakongo, CEO of the Internet Broadcaster CRTVC.

Castor's MediaCloud™ is based upon Re/Kast Live™, an application that takes care of all the decoding, encoding, content distribution and management tasks required to stream live TV and Radio to consumers.

"We extensively evaluated transcoding applications and found Re/Kast Live™ to be the most flexible and affordable transcoding solution available on the market today" said Edwin Cras, CEO at Castor Broadcasting. "In a world where consumers have an always-connected-mentality through various devices, broadcasters can capitalize on that through an affordable monthly service and without having to make any investment in a costly infrastructure".

About Castor

Castor (http://www.castor.nl) is a leading Dutch provider of Voice, Video, Data and Multimedia solutions to the broadcasting, telecommunications and media industries. Once the satellite broadcasting division of the Dutch incumbent KPN, Castor was created in 1994 following a management buy-out. Now privately financed, the company is based in Hilversum (The Netherlands) and is owner-operator of two teleports and a leased fibre network from which it provides broadcasting and other IP based services to a national and international client base.

For more information visit http://www.castor.nl.

About Re/Kast

Headquartered in the Netherlands, Re/Kast (http://www.rekast.eu) develops and markets Re/Kast Live™, a real-time stream transcoding platform that enables broadcasters, satellite operators, teleports and streaming service providers, to leverage off their existing MPEG-2 infrastructure and rebroadcast live TV and Radio over the Internet. Supporting all popular web and mobile formats, Re/Kast Live™ runs on any Intel® based server and is remotely managed via a secure web-based interface.

For more information visit http://www.rekast.eu.

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