|Company||Streamworks International SA|
For the first time, APTN Direct can be delivered LIVE online via AP’s partnership with Streamworks, whose patented encoding technology delivers the very best picture quality to online, mobile and tablet devices.
APTN Direct is a premium live video service supplying breaking news as it happens to broadcast, online and mobile platforms.
AP was the first news agency to launch a live news service in 2003, covering the invasion of Iraq in real time. Today, nearly 200 broadcasters worldwide use it regularly as a live video source, benefiting from AP’s expertise in providing coverage of key breaking news and scheduled news events.
Features — Live, on-demand video of breaking news and events — Content is raw, unbranded and unedited — Choice of broadcast and online delivery options — Can be licenced on either a subscription or ad-hoc basis
Events covered by APTN Direct include: — Key worldwide events e.g. 2012 U.S. presidential elections — Excitement surrounding the London games — Summits and conferences — Natural and man-made disasters — Riots and protests — Statements and press conferences
Using the most compelling incoming live material from AP’s fixed and mobile links around the world, APTN Direct delivers live and unedited breaking news video to broadcasters via a satellite video feed, as well as an embeddable streaming video solution for the digital market.
Option 1 – Within existing video player The encoded APTN Direct feed is delivered via an embeddable URL or SWF file in order to optimise revenue generating opportunities via an existing player, while minimising impact on workflow.
Option 2 – No existing video player An embeddable player can also be provided to allow quick set-up. This is supported by complete data traffic analytics for monitoring of video usage and has an optional advertising inventory to enable revenue to be generated from the content.
All online customers will need to ensure they have sufficient bandwidth to host streaming video. Streamworks are able to provide Content Delivery Network (CDN) solutions to clients without a CDN, and can also supply competitive quotes to match or upgrade existing CDN services with more robust delivery, minimised bandwidth consumption and possible cost savings.
Frame size & Bitrates The following frame sizes are recommended for website, mobile and tablet viewing, however customised frame sizes are available on request. 640 x 360 pixels 512 x 288 pixels
Both single and multiple bitrates are offered as standard, with customised bitrates also available.