Network World to Broadcast DEMO 08 Conference Live on the Web; BitGravity Selected to Deliver First Affordable, TV-quality Broadcast of 77 New Product Demonstrations Live from the Conference Floor
PALM DESERT, CA – JANUARY 28, 2008 – DEMO, the conference where the newest and best products in digital technology debut, today announced that for the first time, it will broadcast the DEMO conference live over the Internet. Network World, producer of DEMO, selected BitGravity, Inc., the pioneer in Content Delivery Networks (CDN) for interactive broadcasting, to broadcast the DEMO 08 conference live from Palm Desert, Calif. in a high-quality, highly-reliable experience that rivals television.
To join DEMO 08 Live!, simply go to http://www.demo.com January 29-30 to watch the 77 live emerging technology product presentations. DEMO Executive Producer Chris Shipley will give her keynote address on Tuesday, January 29 at 8:30 AM PST. BitGravity will be the opening presenter on Wednesday, January 30 at 8:30 AM PST.
"I selected BitGravity as a demonstrator for DEMO 08 because of its game-changing contribution to the art of broadcasting video online," said Chris Shipley, executive producer of the DEMO Conferences. "I am proud that DEMO 08 is the first conference to use BitGravity's sophisticated content delivery technology to bring the products and entrepreneurs of DEMO, live, to a worldwide audience."
"Chris Shipley has always been among the first to identify the most innovative technology products and trends, and DEMO has been the place to launch products that transform industries and everyday lives. So it's a pleasure to work with the team at DEMO to bring the first, affordable, live broadcast of the conference to the Internet," said Perry Wu, CEO and co-founder of BitGravity. "BitGravity's network is massively scalable to support millions of users on the Internet and also simple and affordable enough to be used by amateur and professional sporting venues, musicians and entertainers, and conferences like DEMO."
BG LiveBroadcast is a flash-based streaming service that has greatly simplified and improved upon current system architectures and the underlying streaming methodology, removing the need for expensive hardware and proprietary software, as well as any downloaded media player to view the live content.
For 18 years, the DEMO conferences and the year-round DEMO community have been connecting emerging technology entrepreneurs with VCs, business development executives and the nation's top press — all members of the ecosystem necessary to fuel the growth of early-stage companies and spur on technology progress and adoption.
At the center of each DEMO conference is a class of carefully vetted products, each making its market debut. Each of the 77 demonstrators selected for DEMO 08 will take the stage, and each will have six minutes to show off the salient uses and benefits of their product. To view the live stage demos live online, visit http://www.demo.com on January 29 and January 30, as the stage program unfolds. The program schedule is available here: http://demo.com/conferences/demo2008.html?t=1 .
BitGravity has built the first CDN for Interactive Broadcasting, which is optimized to deliver affordable, HD-quality video on demand, live broadcasts, and interactive applications for massive audiences on the Internet. BitGravity's patent-pending CDN is Tier 1, highly scalable, and delivers the performance that consumers want and expect, including streaming videos that play instantly, and live video with no buffering. The company is based in Burlingame, Calif., and is privately funded. http://www.BitGravity.com .
Produced by Network World Events and Executive Forums, the semi-annual DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products, which are hand-selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launch pad events for companies such as Palm, E*Trade, Handspring, and U.S. Robotics, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. Each DEMO conference features approximately 70 new companies, products and technologies. For more information, visit http://www.demo.com .