INSINC and CTV partner to deliver the Canadian Federal Elections debate
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Toronto, ON / Burnaby, BC – Interactive Netcasting Systems Inc. (INSINC), in conjunction with CTV Inc. (CTV), today announced a FREE, broadband webcast of the Canadian Federal Election Leaders Debate to showcase the new CTV Live Video Streaming service.
The debate will be webcast live at 8 p.m. ET, Tuesday, June 15. It will be followed by a FREE special edition of Countdown with Mike Duffy at 10:00 p.m. ET, 7:00 p.m. PT.
Effective June 15, 2004, CTV will once again offer Live Video Streaming of CTV Newsnet, Canada’s premier headline news channel. The Live, High Speed Video Stream will be made available on a subscription basis for $6.95 per month.
Mark Sikstrom, Executive Producer of CTV.ca, believes ex-patriot Canadians as well as a host of national broadband subscribers will embrace the new service. “We’ve been considering the launch of an Internet delivery service for quite some time. The increased quality of the video, combined with a more attractive price point for delivery, has finally made this a realistic possibility.”
INSINC, a pioneer in the delivery of streaming media, is excited about the launch of CTV’s subscription service. Hugh Dobbie, President of INSINC states, “CTV has taken an exciting step in making their news content property available over the Internet as well as television. With consumers increasingly embracing broadband, this is a great way for CTV to extend their reach outside of normal television boundaries.”
A low speed, live video stream of CTV Newsnet will soon be available for $4.95 per month.
INSINC was formed in 1997 to take advantage of opportunities created by the emergence of real-time streaming and TCP/IP based communication technologies. It has spent the last six years developing the networking capabilities, software tools, production facilities and human resources to deliver first class IP based communication solutions to corporate and media clients such as: CTV, United Nations, General Motors, Canadian Press, Compaq, Government of Canada (The Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade), BC Legislature (Hansard), Woodbine Entertainment Group, IBM, Scotia Capital, Hewlett Packard, and Canadian Idol. The company’s website is http://www.insinc.com.
About CTV Inc.
CTV, Canada’s largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It boasts the number-one national newscast, CTV News With Lloyd Robertson, and is the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTV owns 21 conventional television stations across Canada and has interests in 15 specialty channels, including the number-one Canadian specialty channel, TSN. CTV is owned by Bell Globemedia, Canada’s premier multi-media company. More information about CTV may be found on the company Web site at www.ctv.ca.
For further information contact:
INSINC, President and CEO
Ph: 604-664-7727 ext. 308
E-mail: [email protected]
CTV Inc., Media Relations
E-mail: [email protected]