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BBC's Simulcast Sports Tech Expansion Plans Powered by Inlet Technologies

August 18, 2010


Inlet Technologies (News - Alert), a dealer in online video experience, has claimed that their Spinnaker family of live streaming appliances will be powering BBC’s simulcast expansion plans for a number of channels and also premier sporting events, including FIFA World Cup 2010, Wimbledon and F1 Grand Prix.

Spinnaker is Inlet Technologies’ family of streaming appliances for live video and audio delivery applications. Using a state-of-the-art encoding engine and an advanced toolset, Spinnaker delivers the bandwidth performance and unique features needed to provide a true broadcast experience on the web. Spinnaker provides high quality and professional, reliable results in an affordable, simple solution. 

Inlet's Spinnaker family of encoding solutions are claimed to be uniquely suited for simulcast and live sports as it provides broadcast-quality streams over any IP network to multiple screens and devices. The Spinnaker encoder has a robust 24/7 capability to support the BBC's operations and commitment to its high availability service. The broadcasting company can also seamlessly deal with SD/HD video inputs as well as multiple codec support for web and mobile based video services.

Some of the advantages of Spinnaker appliances are: support for latest platforms, including iPhone (News - Alert) (including iPhone 4), iPad, feature phones, smartphones, Microsoft Smooth and Adobe Dynamic streaming; numerous built-in options for enabling automated ad insertion; best picture quality for the bandwidth, in both SD and HD; multiple formats, resolutions, and streams; easy set-up, use, and management; web-based interface allows intuitive remote management and personalized scheduling from any browser; robust reliability, 24/7 operation; great customer and technical support from video architecture experts; and field upgradeable to the latest software release and many more.

Senior vice president of sales and marketing for Inlet Technologies, Michael Barros, has stated that they are particularly pleased to be able to support their converged service offering through a single platform. Spinnaker's new software features such as PAL subtitling, are also critical to supporting the BBC's 'accessibility' mandate. 

Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Erin Monda