Discover Video and Plymouth Community Television Stream Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Telethon

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"Sister City" Telethon to be delivered Live on the Internet to PCs, Macs, and Mobile Devices Worldwide on March 22nd.

Discover Video, LLC (http://www.discovervideo.com), a leader in video streaming and conferencing products and solutions, today announced that town of Plymouth, Massachusetts, The Rotary Club of Plymouth, and Plymouth Area Community Television will stream their “Sister City” Earthquake and Tsunami Telethon using Discover Video equipment and services. The live telethon will be held on Tuesday, March 22nd, 6 to 9pm, EDT (more information: http://www.pactv.org)

The telethon will be televised by the Plymouth Area Community TV (PACTV) station. In addition, the same live video will be delivered live on the Internet by Discover Video to viewers on PCs, Macs, and mobile devices such as iPhone®, iPad®, Blackberry®, and Andriod®.    Discover Video is donating a VBrick encoder appliance and its new live video streaming and transcoding service to help raise money for the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami.

“We are thrilled that Discover Video has provided us the equipment and Internet streaming services for our “Sister City” (Shichigahama, Japan) telethon” said Nancy Richard, Executive Director, Plymouth Area Community TV. “With the ability to distribute the telethon over the Internet to viewers worldwide, we hope to raise additional funds.”

Discover Video’s encoding and transcoding system allows any organization to deliver live video and audio over the Internet to any device, including mobile. The system is used for live sports broadcasting, community TV simulcasts, highway traffic video distribution to emergency responders, and corporate webcasts.

“We are glad to help Plymouth Access Community Television, the Rotary Club of Plymouth, and the town of Plymouth, Massachusetts deliver their telethon live on the web. We hope that the worldwide distribution of the event will generate abundant donations”, said Rich Mavrogeanes, CEO, Discover Video. “Our technology is inexpensive and simple to use which makes it ideal for community TV stations to share any live event with their audience, wherever they are located.”

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