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Monterey Jazz Festival Uses StreamGuys

Host websites included KUSP(FM)

The Robert Glasper Experiment with Bilal performs.

StreamGuys handled Internet broadcast services for the Monterey Jazz Festival.

The California company provides streaming media and content delivery. Festival organizers and StreamGuys reported that the webcast recorded 3,000 visitors in 59 countries.

Evening performances at the Night Club/Bill Berry Stage were hosted over the websites of the Monterey Jazz Festival and KUSP(FM). NPR’s “A Blog Supreme” also hosted.

“StreamGuys delivered H.264 video and AAC+ audio at varying bit rates to support an array of user speeds and media players,” the company reported. It used its streaming infrastructure to deliver live, synchronized video and audio streams, and provided embedded media players to the three websites involved to give viewers access.

The festival began exploring streaming media in April when it streamed video of the Next-Generation Jazz Festival.

At Monterey, McCune Audio produced the live video and audio, sending the synchronized signal to StreamGuys via a Wirecast encoder.

“StreamGuys re-wrapped the original H.264 video stream for delivery to Apple iOS systems, Android mobile devices and embedded Flash players for Web streaming,” it stated. “Multiple audio bit rates (300, 800 and 1500kbps) supported adaptive bit rate streaming in iOS and Web-based platforms,” so people with 3G, Wi-Fi or broadband connections could stream the content.