Concurrent Brings Beijing Olympics to Taiwan
Chunghwa Telecom Uses MediaHawk® Solution for On Demand Olympic Coverage
ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Concurrent (NASDAQ:CCUR), a worldwide leader in real-time Linux®-based computing technologies, announced today the successful use of Concurrent’s MediaHawk Content Delivery System by Chunghwa Telecom to provide on-demand coverage of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad from Beijing. Chunghwa, the largest IPTV provider in Taiwan, used both MediaHawk 4000 and MediaHawk 4500 models of Concurrent’s video servers to stream high-definition coverage in the first and largest on-demand Olympic initiative in Asia.
“We knew of Concurrent’s work with Time Warner and Start Over in America, and were confident that the MediaHawk platform would be the most reliable and robust solution to meet the demands of our customers.”
“We are proud to have been part of this historic event,” stated Dan Mondor, Concurrent president and CEO. “Chunghwa’s Olympics on Demand is yet another demonstration of how Concurrent’s products have been used in innovative ways to increase video-on-demand viewership, bringing compelling content to large audiences with the ease of use and robustness required of today’s VOD systems. Concurrent’s proven expertise in time shifted television and nDVR applications puts us at the leading edge of VOD technology, placing us in an excellent position as we continue to expand our business in Asia Pacific.”
“Providing Olympic on-demand coverage on such a massive scale and with the necessary reliability required a VOD vendor experienced with large time-shifted television deployments,” said Dr. Chen, MOD (movies on demand) department, Chunghwa Telelecom. “We knew of Concurrent’s work with Time Warner and Start Over in America, and were confident that the MediaHawk platform would be the most reliable and robust solution to meet the demands of our customers.”
Chunghwa Telecom provides IPTV service, with interactive products like karaoke-video-on-demand (KVOD) and movies-on-demand (MOD), to about 600,000 digital subscribers in ten markets spread across Taiwan. Cities covered by Chunghwa include Taoyuen, Bangiao Shihlin, Hsinchu and Tongsi in the north, and Taichung, Kaohsiung, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Changhua in the south. Chunghwa was the only IPTV provider in Taiwan to offer large-scale on-demand Olympic coverage, and their subscriber numbers grew by 50,000 (about 8%) during the two weeks of the Beijing games. Chunghwa Telecom’s Olympic on-demand coverage was also the first high-quality H.264 HD on-demand service to be offered by a telco operator.
Concurrent will be providing live demonstrations of its MediaHawk Content Delivery System and time-shifted television solutions during IBC 2008, 11-16 September 2008, at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam, hall 5, booth C.35.
Concurrent (Nasdaq: CCUR) is a leading provider of real-time Linux-based computing technologies for commercial and government markets. Industries served include cable and telecommunications providers, defense and aerospace contractors, automotive manufacturers and financial institutions. For over 40 years, Concurrent's best-of-breed products have enabled a range of time-critical solutions including: modeling and simulation, high speed data acquisition, visual imaging, low latency transaction processing and on-demand television. Concurrent's on-demand products are utilized by major service providers in the cable and IPTV industries to deliver, monitor and measure video-on-demand (VOD) and other interactive television applications, and support over 32 million digital subscribers worldwide. Concurrent is a global company with regional offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and has products actively deployed in more than 26 countries. Concurrent's products and services are recognized for being uniquely flexible, comprehensive, robust and reliable. For more information, please visit www.ccur.com
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