an Internet first
The Canadian music industry's Juno Awards show, presented in
Vancouver, BC March 22, 1998, marked the first time a major
awards ceremony has produced live video to the internet. Using
RealVideo's live streaming technology, Interactive Netcasting
Systems of Burnaby, BC produced a 4-hour backstage
cybercast for world-wide internet viewers.
While CBC national television broadcast the actual ceremony,
the internet audience was able to see the back stage drama
behind-the -scenes in the green rooms and on-site media
centres. Thirty-seven of thirty-nine Juno Award winners visited
the cybercast production site for live interviews with hosts Karen
Pace and Michael Godin. Other celebrity guests and presenters
stopped by for the cameras.
The Juno Beat Cybercast, produced by Pangaea NewMedia of
Toronto, has been an audio-only presentation for the past two
years. Live video was added this year using the services of
Interactive Netcasting Systems.
"Our Juno Beat team was right in the heart of it all and in a
non-stop production we conveyed all the excitement and candid
observations to a world-wide internet audience," said executive
producer Tony Tobias.
"Similar world class events have offered audio simulcasts or
video clips on the internet," said Hugh Dobbie, President of
Interactive Netcasting Systems, "but this marked the first time
live video has been used anywhere. We were thrilled to have
been able to help the Juno Awards create internet history."
Interactive Netcasting Systems Inc., a subsidiary of dowco.com
Internet, is an internet based multi-media production and
distribution company. As one of Canada's leading internet
broadcasters, INS provides internet services to television and
radio producers, web developers and corporate clients.
For additional information, please contact:
Hugh Dobbie Jr., President
David McIlroy, Director, Sales and Marketing
Interactive Netcasting Systems Inc.
2433 Holdom Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5B 5A1
tel.: (604) 664-7774