NetroMedia Announces Streaming Agreement with IBAA

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NetroMedia, leading global Streaming Provider and Content Delivery Network, is pleased to announce today that the company has been chosen to power IBAA's upcoming educational video portal.

Using streaming technology to offer On-Demand training materials is a win-win solution

Che Pinkerton, President and CEO of NetroMedia, is pleased to announce today that NetroMedia has been chosen to power the upcoming online video courses provided by the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA).

"I am very excited about this opportunity to work with IBAA, and look forward to a successful collaboration and prolonged support of their various streaming projects," said Mr. Pinkerton.

In this specific solution, the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta was looking to enhance their accredited educational program by integrating On-Demand streaming media into their existing interactive portal.

IBAA needed to provide a fail-safe service to an audience with a wide range of network capabilities. Therefore the online video courses and lectures were encoded into various Windows Media files, all optimized for a smooth streaming experience regardless of an end-user’s internet connection speed.

“This project is an excellent demonstration of the potential streaming media has to create new educational opportunities,” said Jason Potter, NetroMedia Director of Client Services.

“Using streaming technology to offer On-Demand training materials is a win-win solution, as it will offer increased flexibility to students and decreased cost to training providers.”

“The IBAA is very pleased to be able to offer our members quality, online education through our new relationship with NetroMedia,” said IBAA President, Karen Dyberg. “It signals a new and exciting phase in our professional development program, as we are able to offer superior educational programs to our members, wherever they are located.”

IBAA CEO Ginny Bannerman says this is just the start. The IBAA is developing more online programs which will be launched in 2010 in cooperation with NetroMedia.

About the Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA)

The Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta (IBAA) is a not-for-profit voluntary business association that acts as the industry voice for property and casualty insurance brokerages and brokers in Alberta, representing the interests of brokerages and consumers for more than 88 years. The IBAA has 370 corporate brokerage members, with 595 offices located in 167 communities across Alberta. IBAA members represent 92 percent of the eligible brokerage businesses in Alberta and proudly employ over 5300 insurance professionals.

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About NetroMedia

NetroMedia is a leading global streaming provider and Content Delivery Network (CDN) serving the business-to-business market in more than seventy countries. Products include streaming solutions to terrestrial and Internet broadcasters, rich-media and on-demand streaming, along with proprietary web-enabled online media asset management software.

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NetroMedia Contact:

Jim Piper
Director of Global Online
Victoria, BC

P: 1.888.818.3846 Ext 705    
E: jim (at)

IBAA Contact:

Ginny Bannerman
Chief Executive Officer
Edmonton, AB

P: 1.800.318.0197
E: gbannerman (at)


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