Mobile World Congress streamed live with Yospace

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Staines-upon-Thames, UK, 22 February 2013: Mobile World Live TV, the television channel dedicated to Mobile World Congress 2013, Barcelona, 25 – 28 February, will be available live on any handheld device, thanks to the advanced streaming capabilities of Yospace.

Mobile World Live TV features special keynote presentations, interviews with senior executives and industry leaders, news and discussions. The service runs around the clock throughout the duration of Mobile World Congress.

This is the third year that Yospace has provided the streaming technology. The live video feed is encoded by Yospace into formats suitable for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile devices.

“In an event as busy as Mobile World Congress, it is important that both attendees and global viewers are able to catch up on the news wherever they are through the delivery of high-quality video streaming,” said Trevor Skinner, digital director, GSMA, the organisation that delivers Mobile World Congress.

David Springall, technical director of Yospace, added “We are delighted to be collaborating with the GSMA on Mobile World Live TV again this year, and bringing the informative content to the wide mobile audience.”

Mobile World Live TV can be accessed via mobileworldcongress.com and mobileworldlive.com, as well as on Android, Apple and Windows apps. Yospace streaming and content replacement technologies will be demonstrated at Mobile World Congress on the Yospace stand, 8.1B4.

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About Mobile World Live TV

The GSMA’s award-winning Mobile World Live TV is the official broadcast service of Mobile World Congress. Mobile World Live TV will broadcast live from Mobile World Congress 2013 via a dedicated channel across Catalonia, reaching 150 attendee hotels and 20,000 bedrooms. Mobile World Live TV will also be available to more than 70,000 event attendees throughout the venue via numerous monitors strategically located within the Fira Gran Via. In addition, the channel will be streamed live via the GSMA app and to the Mobile World Live website (www.mobileworldlive.com). Mobile World Live TV 2013 is supported by Platinum Sponsor Windows Phone; Gold Sponsor Acer; and Silver Sponsor Mobily. 


About Yospace 

Founded in 1999, Yospace is a veteran of the mobile & multimedia industry. It provides a highly innovative platform allowing broadcasters, digital publishers, applications developers and mobile operators to rapidly and affordably deliver and monetise cross platform video services.

With the growing convergence of traditional broadcast with cross platform media consumption, Yospace is now a major player in content distribution. It entered the market in 2005, delivering user-generated content to mobiles, first through the breakthrough SeeMeTV community on the UK network 3. Today it provides streaming services and advertising replacement technology to broadcasters looking to retain audience loyalty and build revenues by making content available on all connected platforms and devices.

Yospace provides its solutions in the cloud as software as a service model. This allows it to provide highly scalable solutions giving its clients flexibility without being locked in to heavy costs.

The company’s customers include Thomson Reuters, Canadian Broadcasting, BBC, Vodafone Group, ITV,  Hearst Television, UTV and Al Jazeera.

Seamless streaming and content replacement from Yospace

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Proven technologies to maximise revenue and ensure compliance for broadcasters looking to deliver across multiple platforms.

NAB 2013, Las Vegas, Booth SU8503: With broadcasters around the world looking to maximise revenue and comply with regulations when streaming live content to the web and mobile platforms, Yospace will demonstrate a complete package of solutions at NAB 2013. The Yospace solution delivers a broadcast experience online, with no buffering or freezes even when replacing content in a live stream.

Being shown for the first time anywhere is SmoothStreaming support for seamless content replacement, including tailored advertising and content blocking. The Yospace solution interfaces directly with the broadcast playout automation system to ensure a completely seamless output so the consumer does not even realise that content has been replaced. Available and proven for HLS (Apple) platforms for some time, Yospace has now solved the considerable technical challenges of the Microsoft equivalent. NAB 2013 will be the first time this important functionality has been demonstrated, which will be of particular interest to broadcasters that have selected PlayReady digital rights management.

The new CableLabs ESAM specification specifies a standard interface between packager and encoder for seamless switching. Together with the Yospace interface for playout automation systems, this means that the online stream can be conditioned such that it splices in alternate content with frame accuracy. ESAM compatibility will also be demonstrated on the Yospace booth at NAB 2013.

The company will also be demonstrating how broadcasters can take closed captions to live web streaming, which has now become an FCC requirement in the US. The Yospace solution is an enhancement to its HLS support for Flash SDK which decodes CEA-608 closed captions within HLS streams, maintaining perfect synchronisation and thus enhancing the broadcast-like experience online without the need for closed caption workflow changes at the broadcaster.

These and other software applications to deliver content online and to mobile devices with broadcast quality of experience can be seen at the Yospace booth, SU8503, at NAB 2013.