MPEG Nation's Broadband Streaming Service

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MPEG Nation's Broadband Streaming Service

MPEG NATION emailed me about their new service that allows anyone to stream video via the web instantly. Ironically, I just talked about streaming video yesterday in my Microsoft Launches MSN Video Downloads blog and I mentioned a pseudo-competitor of theirs - Orb Networks. Anyway, MPEG NATION enables individuals and companies to inexpensively begin streaming video across a high-performance, reliable content delivery network without having to spend hours encoding and transcoding formats, negotiating rates, or worrying about ongoing storage and bandwidth costs. MPEG NATION claims to be the first-ever "one-price-fits-all solution" for placing video in blogs, auctions, personal and corporate websites.

Here's the release:
MPEG NATION Launches Powerful Broadband Streaming Video Service for the Masses

Stream your video world-wide to millions of people for less than $1 per month!

CHICAGO, March 30 -- MPEG NATION, a division of Digital Silo, Inc., a global provider of integrated content delivery and streaming media services, today announced a new, first ever, low-cost service to encode and stream consumer and commercial video content via its worldwide content delivery network, within minutes, via a simple upload.

MPEG NATION enables individuals and companies to inexpensively begin streaming video across a high-performance, reliable content delivery network without having to spend hours encoding and transcoding formats, negotiating rates, or worrying about ongoing storage and bandwidth costs. MPEG NATION is the first-ever "one-price-fits-all solution" for placing video in blogs, auctions, personal and corporate websites.

"We are working towards a world where television and video distribution are much more democratized and where a creative spark, a camera, and a computer are all it takes to put video content before the eyes of thousands of people. MPEG NATION is excited to announce the first affordable streaming video service for delivering streaming solutions to meet market demand for Microsoft(R) Windows Media(R), RealNetwork's RealPlayer and Apple's QuickTime video formats," said Scott Wolf, president and chief technology officer of Digital Silo's MPEG NATION division. "There are thousands of people who want to stream video from their websites, blogs, auctions, etc., but can't because of the complexity of encoding the video and the cost of having it hosted and streamed using current media solution providers."

With the launch of MPEG NATION, it is now possible to begin streaming video from a website, blog, or auction within minutes instead of days. MPEG NATION's simple 3-step online form allows for the selection of a number of customer options including password protection and logging. As soon as a video file is uploaded to MPEG NATION it is transcoded into the various Internet media formats for instant streaming Internet delivery. Once a file upload is complete an http link is provided to the customer which they can paste into an email, blog, auction or website. Clicking on the link instantly brings up their video.
"MPEG NATION is truly a disruptive technology in the streaming media space. Not only is the service easy to use, it removes an enormous cost and complexity barrier for anyone who wants to stream video on the web. In all cases MPEG NATION is hundreds and sometimes even thousands of times less expensive than existing video streaming providers," added Wolf.
"MPEG NATION was faster to market with a better product than anything I could find at the time. The compression and sample rates, the download formats, the conversion across Apple, PC and Linux -- make MPEG NATION perhaps the best choice for web-based video hosting," said Jon Baribeau, an early MPEG NATION customer who produced his own music video and began streaming it from his website just minutes after uploading it to MPEG NATION.

MPEG NATION video streaming services are available now at http://www.mpegnation.com . As an example, a one to sixty minute video uploaded to MPEG NATION, encoded into Microsoft(R) Window's Media(R) Format (150k, 300k & 700k), costs just $4.95 including unlimited streaming (viewing) bandwidth and storage for six months.

About MPEG NATION
MPEG NATION, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Digital Silo, Inc., a global provider of integrated content delivery services that enable consumers and businesses to broadcast their digital media and communications to worldwide audiences via the Internet. The Company provides complete solutions, including videotape-to-Internet video streaming, media asset management, integrated web hosting and consulting services, that seamlessly integrate with today's leading streaming media technologies. To ensure a worldwide reach, Digital Silo engineered its content delivery network for quality delivery in the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information, call 800-609-9193, or visit http://www.mpegnation.com or http://www.digitalsilo.com



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