Live Streaming of the Big Bang!
SatStream, Groovy Gecko, and Yospace Partner to provide live streaming of record energy collisions in the Large Hadron Collider
Geneva, 29 March 2010 – SatStream, Groovy Gecko, and Yospace today announced that the three companies are partnering to provide live streaming to online and mobile of the latest Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment, run by CERN.
The LHC, which is a particle accelerator used by physicists to study the smallest known particles, is scheduled to collide its proton beams for the first time at the record energy of 7 TeV on march 30th. Its four major experiments, ATLAS, CMS, Alice and LHCb, are on the threshold of a new era of discoveries in particle physics, poised to provide answers to unresolved mysteries of physics such as dark matter, antimatter and the existence of the Higgs Boson.
The satellite downlink will be handled from SatStream’s broadcast-standards facility in London, where the footage will be transcoded, ready for live streaming via the Internet by Groovy Gecko, which means that enthusiasts are able to logon to the CERN website and watch the collisions.
Thanks to mobile video experts, Yospace, the event will also be streamed live to mobile handsets.
“Our work with the LHC is vital for physicists to gain better understanding of the world in which we live,” commented Thomas Baron, CERN. “We feel that it also has wide public appeal and interest and therefore we wanted to make the experiment fully accessible. The combination of SatStream, Groovy Gecko, and Yospace has enabled us to do just that.”
“We are pleased to once again be a part of CERN’s work with the LHC,” commented Craig Moehl, CEO, Groovy Gecko. “These experiments are vital for physicists to gain wider understanding of our world, but in this manner, we can bring them to the man on the street as well.”
The live stream will be available from 30th March at http://webcast.cern.ch/lhcfirstphysics
About Groovy Gecko
Groovy Gecko provides businesses with world class audio, video, and other online content delivery services including on-demand hosting, live streaming and webcasting, encoding and transcoding, and website delivery. Groovy Gecko offers expert advice and technical support, as well as providing individual solutions to individual requirements.
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SatStream is Europe’s largest bespoke broadcast-standards facility specifically designed for content acquisition from Satellite and broadcast by Streaming via the Internet. The SatStream Live Encoding Facility, based just south of the Thames in Central London, was custom-designed and built in 2007 by a team of broadcast specialists, both from operational and engineering points of view.
For further information please visit www.SatStream.com
Yospace allows online publishers to take their web video content easily and affordably out to the full range of mobile devices. Live streaming or on-demand video. Their service offering, yospaceCDS, is a complete workflow solution encompassing automated content mirroring, transcoding, device detection and advert server integration.
For further information please visit www.yospace.com
CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is the world’s leading laboratory for particle physics. It has its headquarters in Geneva. At present, its Member States are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. India, Israel, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United States of America, Turkey, the European Commission and UNESCO have Observer status