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40 hours Charity Livestream provided by bitmovin

December 17, 2014

Austria’s nationwide private radio broadcaster – has deployed bitmovin’s cloud-based encoding platform bitcodin in combination with the company’s bitdash MPEG DASH players to live stream a studio video feed of KroneHit’s 40 hour marathon fundraising event to support the Child’s Dream Foundation (Stiftung Kindertraum) which targets to increase the quality of living for sick and disabled children.

This 40 hours charity event is enabled by bitmovin’s cloud transcoding service bitcodin and bitmovin’s MPEG-DASH player bitdash. bitmovin is responsible for the transcoding, the streaming and the playout of the video stream. The live input stream is prepared and delivered by KroneHit, this input stream is live transcoded by bitcodin in five quality representations for MPEG-DASH as well as HLS, and streamed via a CDN to the Kronehit audience. Supporting all devices for web as well as mobile was a key requirement in this project, which is achieved by bitmovin’s bitdash clients. All Web-browsers as well as Android and Windows Phone use MPEG-DASH either via HTML5 or Flash, and for iOS a parallel HLS stream is used.

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