Streambox(R) Hires James Page as Director of Sports Broadcasting
Page Will Lead Company's Charge Into Lucrative Sports Broadcasting Technology Arena With Award-Winning IP-Based Video Streaming Solutions
SEATTLE -- May 11, 2010 -- In a move to expand its growing presence in the sports broadcasting market, Streambox(R) today announced the appointment of James Page as director of sports broadcasting. In his new role, Page will work to develop new opportunities for Streambox to provide its award-winning line of IP-based video acquisition and transport solutions for cost-effective, high-quality coverage of remote sporting events.
"Throughout my career, I have been drawn to game-changing technologies and opportunities to educate customers on groundbreaking new ways to solve key business problems -- and that's what attracted me to Streambox," said Page. "Sports broadcasters are challenged in the same way as news organizations to find a reliable means of covering remote events without having to deploy costly satellite vehicles. Just as it revolutionized field newsgathering, Streambox's IP-based technology is paving the way for sports broadcasters to cost-effectively deliver exciting, high-quality live coverage of events to their viewers."
Page has more than 10 years' experience in technical sales management with a career focus on digital broadcasting and file-based video workflows. Prior to joining Streambox, he served as key account manager for Canned Digital, a provider of digital media services for managing file-based content. Previously, he served as Cerify systems manager for Vqual, providing customer-facing systems and installations for the company's solutions based on the Cerify automated digital video quality control system. When Vqual was acquired by Tektronix, Page was promoted to manage Cerify accounts for the Americas region. With a software engineering honors degree from De Montfort University, he began his career in technology with Snell & Wilcox (now Snell) as a software architect.
"Sports is the most lucrative segment of the broadcasting industry, and as such is driving a large percentage of technology innovation. Thus, the sports broadcasting market is ripe with opportunities for our video transport solutions," said Bob Hildeman, chairman and CEO of Streambox. "As a respected digital video specialist with a solid track record leading customer-focused product development, James is an ideal choice to help our company expand its presence in the exciting realm of sports broadcasting."
More information about Streambox ACT-L3(TM) encoding solutions is available online at www.streambox.com.
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About Streambox(R), Inc.
Streambox(R) focuses on IP-based, end-to-end newsgathering, video transport, and contribution services. It delivers SD and HD software and hardware for video compression, transmission, management, and playout. The Streambox Live(TM) Service supplements the Streambox Platform with free encoding software and server-based services for scalable newsgathering and contribution.
Streambox solutions are based on the industry-leading ACT-L3(TM) codec, which provides unrivaled performance, reliability, and quality over low-data-rate IP networks for fast transmission and playout of video streams in HD and SD. The company's platform enables broadcasters, government agencies, enterprises, and other users to enhance content ownership, simplify operations, and increase operational efficiencies.