This is what I've been waiting for. A certain trend is developing, as leaders in the business are partenering with VCST. First Cisco, then Adobe, and now On2Technologies. http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/070627/nyw009.html?.v=101
On2 Technologies and ViewCast Announce Partnership to Bring Live Adobe(R) Flash(R) Video Solutions to Market
Wednesday June 27, 8:00 am ET
ViewCast licenses On2 Flix(R) live Flash video software for its media appliances
TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and PLANO, Texas, June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On2 Technologies, Inc. (AMEX: ONT - News), a leader in video-compression software and solutions, and ViewCast® Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: VCST - News), a global leader in the design and manufacture of the world's most advanced media encoding products, announced today that ViewCast has licensed On2's live Flash video encoding technologies for integration with ViewCast's streaming media appliances.
As a result of this agreement, advanced real-time live capture, programming, and broadcasting capabilities for On2 VP6(TM) based Flash video will be available to programmers and broadcasters for Adobe® Flash® Player 8 and 9 using ViewCast's GoStream(TM) Plus and Niagara® Pro streaming media appliances. The integrated solution will offer customers enhanced capabilities to program, schedule, and manage live Flash broadcasts.
ViewCast's products supporting live Flash from On2 are planned for release in the third quarter of 2007. The introduction into the market will be enhanced through ViewCast's previously announced agreement with Adobe for joint channel marketing of these upcoming products.
"The broadcast quality of VP6 is in high demand for live applications," said Mike Savello, senior vice president of Flash business for On2. "Together with ViewCast, we are assuring that broadcasters and programmers get the quality, reliability, and flexibility required for major broadcast applications."
ViewCast's GoStream Pro and Niagara Plus product lines are designed for enterprise IT professionals, professional studios, broadcasters, cable head- ends, ISPs, and other media professionals to deploy quality IP video distribution services. The appliances are used for VOD, Internet TV, webcasting, video archiving, and streaming training videos.
"On2 VP6 based Flash video is rapidly becoming the standard for on-demand Web video, and customers are demanding live Flash video capabilities," said Dave Stoner, president of ViewCast. "On2's Flix Live product line has set the quality benchmark for live Flash streaming, and now programmers will have the enhanced capabilities to do live Flash broadcasts with ViewCast's encoding and streaming appliances."
On2 VP6 is the video format used in Adobe Flash Player 8 and 9, and is available on more than 90 percent of PCs worldwide. On2's Flix Live is the first product-line introduced in the market for streaming live Flash video.
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