Glowpoint to Provide Managed Video Services for the 2008 NBA Draft
Glowpoint, Inc. (OTC:GLOW), a premiere broadcast-quality, IP-based managed video service provider, today announced it will be providing managed video services for broadcast coverage of 2008 NBA basketball draft. Draft coverage, which begins tonight (Thursday), will feature live interviews carried across the Glowpoint video network from 15 team locations around the country. The coverage will also include a live video feed from one of the team’s “war rooms” in order to provide an insiders peek at the process leading up to a team’s selection.
“Having been selected for the 5th consecutive year is very exciting for us,” said Dan Boland, Glowpoint’s Vice President, Broadcast and Digital Media. “Our team puts forth a tremendous effort year in and year out for these high profile events, and the confidence the networks have in us is tremendously rewarding.”
The services include Glowpoint’s high-quality network connectivity along with a full range of managed video services. The broadcasters will leverage Glowpoint’s cost-effective services in order to do interviews instantaneously with analysts and team representatives. The networks frequently show the in-studio analysts in split screen with the person being interviewed, showcasing Glowpoint’s ability to provide virtually zero latency in a live-to-air use of video conferencing.
Glowpoint has also been awarded branding rights on one of the networks and the company’s logo will be featured on screen during the video interviews. The following graphic will be displayed at various times throughout the broadcast.
In addition to events like the NBA draft, Glowpoint provides services to a variety of broadcasters, supporting around the clock live coverage throughout the year. The introduction of Glowpoint’s HD solution in 2007 led to a number of customers expanding services to include remote feeds during daily features and one college network has been nominated for an Emmy for their use of Glowpoint’s HD solution in their broadcast.
Glowpoint, Inc. (OTC:GLOW), is a premiere, IP-based managed video communications services provider. Glowpoint is innovating video communications with services supporting traditional video conferencing, Telepresence VNOC, Broadcast Content Acquisition & Delivery, and Call Center Applications. Glowpoint’s services are delivered over a robust, video-centric network that reaches around the world and serves clients ranging from Fortune 100 enterprises and leading broadcast networks to SMB markets. Glowpoint is headquartered in Hillside, New Jersey. To learn more, visit www.glowpoint.com.
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