INSINC and CTV Partner to Deliver Live Streaming of US Election Coverage
Monday November 1, 2004
Toronto, ON and Burnaby, BC– Interactive Netcasting Systems Inc. (INSINC), in conjunction with CTV Inc. (CTV), today announced a FREE, broadband webcast of the United States Federal Election results live at 7:00pm ET, Tuesday November 2, 2004.
The webcast will showcase CTV’s broadband streaming of their Newsnet programming and present full US Election coverage to viewers world-wide. It will be made available at the CTV website, www.ctv.ca.
Mark Sikstrom, Executive Producer of CTV.ca, believes ex-patriot Canadians as well as a host of national broadband subscribers will tune in to watch on line. “We enjoyed tremendous response to our coverage earlier this year of the Canadian Election results and are offering this free webcast service again to showcase the quality of our online services to potential subscribers around the globe.”
INSINC, a pioneer in the delivery of streaming media, is excited about the ongoing growth of CTV’s online subscription services. Hugh Dobbie, President of INSINC states, “CTV continues to take innovative steps in making their news content property available over the Internet as well as television. With consumers increasingly embracing broadband, CTV is bound to benefit from their efforts in extending their reach outside of normal television boundaries.”
As a special incentive to new subscribers, CTV will offer the first month of service free on a 3 month subscription. Monthly fees are $6.95 for high speed, $4.95 for low speed. A new, live video stream service of ROBTv will soon be available for an additional $3.95 per month when bundled with the CTV Newsnet service.
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, BC Ministry of Education, Canadian Press, Edmonton Northlands, Government of Canada (The Department of Foreign Affairs & International Trade), BC Legislature (Hansard), Woodbine Entertainment Group, CHUM, Scotia Capital, Saskatchewan Legislature, 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 14 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]