Abacast Powers Online Live Olympic Broadcasts For SBS Olympic Web Site

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Abacast Live, the leading live peer-assisted delivery solution, serves 1.5Mb/s Windows Media streams to over 12,000 simultaneous viewers of the SBS Olympic web site's live Olympic broadcasts.

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When SBSi turned to us to help them with their live online Olympic broadcasts, we were confident in the Abacast solution due to its scalability and proven reliability.

Abacast, the industry leader in Hybrid CDN Services, has announced that its Abacast Live peer-to-peer based (P2P) distribution solution has successfully powered the SBS Internet Olympic web site's live 2008 Olympic broadcasts.

SBS, an international media company, operates terrestrial broadcast TV and radio stations, as well as cable and satellite stations encompassing entertainment, sports, and drama. After carefully evaluating a number of competitors, SBSi, which provides Internet service through the SBS portal, chose Abacast's solution because of its superior reliability, stability, and cost effectiveness. The use of Abacast Live resulted in over 13 gigabits per second of bandwidth savings.

"The Abacast Live service performed flawlessly" said SBSi IT Manager Chang Joo, Lee. "We carefully evaluated several solutions, and the Abacast Live solution was clearly the superior solution, easily handling the required load with absolutely no QOS or scalability issues. We're already using Abacast for our live Internet radio broadcasts, and after this live video broadcast we feel even more confident in Abacast's solutions."

FutureStream Networks, Abacast's exclusive South Korean value-added reseller, provided SBSi with the Abacast Live service, as well as hands-on installation and technical support. Included in the overall solution was Abacast's full suite of services including peer-assisted delivery based on Abacast's Distributed Streaming Technology, real-time and historical usage analytics, and an SBS-customized player.

"We have been representing Abacast in Korea for over a year now with tremendous success," said Jeong Won Lee, VP of Technology at FutureStream Networks. "When SBSi turned to us to help them with their live online Olympic broadcasts, we were confident in the Abacast solution due to its scalability and proven reliability."

"The 2008 Olympics has been an extremely important milestone in online streaming. I'm pleased that Abacast Live enabled FutureStream Networks and SBSi to provide their users with high resolution streams of the largest online sporting event ever," added Michael King, President of Abacast.

About Abacast:
Abacast, Inc. is a commercial quality, Hybrid Content Distribution Network (CDN), offering the most options in the industry to distribute and monetize Internet distribution of rich media including live video and online radio, Video-on-Demand, and games and software.

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