Australian Company Develops ‘rivusTV’ a Portable Turnkey Broadcast Video Streaming Solution with a Range of Applications
Canberra, Australia (News4us.com) February 09, 2011
An Australian company is taking video technology to great heights with an invention that allows anyone to stream video content online easily and cheaply.
Three years ago, classical musicians Geoff Collinson and Paul Evans wanted to take their music to a wider audience by streaming videos of their concerts on the Internet. They found the technology available then to be complex and expensive, so they set about inventing a simpler and lower-cost alternative.
The result was rivusTV. The company has developed a portable turnkey broadcast video streaming solution with a range of applications.
The rivusTV 421 unit, a portable ‘black box,’ provides wireless video streaming from multiple inputs. The video stream can be embedded into any website and video streaming is possible even with a 3G wireless modem—so the unit can be used by anyone, anywhere.
rivusTV’s CEO Simon Bailey said, “The content syndication technology also allows owners of video content to distribute it to international viewing audiences without any up-front costs and monetise it by charging a pay-per-view.
“We saw an opportunity to apply our platform to grass-roots sporting organisations. Most of these organisations don’t get network broadcast coverage, so the rivusTV platform enables these clubs to involve fans and earn revenue from video streaming their games on one or more websites,” Mr Bailey said.
“Operating the system is simple and requires no specialist technicians, which significantly reduces the costs associated with broadcasting an event,” he said.
rivusTV was part of an Australian delegation that attended the Leaders in Football conference, hosted by the English Premier League Club Chelsea FC, in London in October 2010. It was an invitation made possible through the company’s connection with Austrade.
Mr Bailey said, “Austrade made it possible for rivusTV to have a presence at the Leaders in Football event, be in Europe to meet other interested parties and attend Sportel, a sports convention for multimedia suppliers.
“From the Leaders in Football event, we have made valuable contacts and are in negotiation to secure significant video content to distribute using our syndication platform,” Mr Bailey said.
“We are expanding our activities to all business sectors, enabling any teacher, Government agency, event organiser, musician, sports club, training organisation or media company to stream and monetise video simply and cost-effectively,” he said.
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