The commercial deployment of MPEG-DASH (dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP) standard moved one step closer with the first live public trial, presented by Belgian public broadcaster VRT. The DASH Promoters Group, supported by the European Broadcasting Union, is facilitating live MPEG-DASH streaming with DRM content protection of the 2012 London Olympics. The demo features a live video stream encoded using the MPEG-DASH ISO Base Media File Format Live Profile, delivered through Belgacom’s CDN to a range of device categories, including tablets, smartphones and PCs running iOS, Android and Windows. Encoding is provided by Elemental, Harmonic and Media ExcelMomac, a provider of mobile operator interface solutions, recently collaborated with the Netherlands’ largest news organization NOS on an advanced mobile site used exclusively for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The site features integrated rich media, including live video and audio streaming. Explains Momac Netherlands Managing Director Joost Goeree, “We worked closely on the implementation and fine tuning of the mobile site. The streamlined design allows users to quickly navigate anywhere, and the live streams are particularly sophisticated in that they provide video of the entire Games.”

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