iStreamPlanet and Tata Communications Sign Multiscreen Live Linear Streaming Services Agreement

iStreamPlanet and Tata Communications Sign Multiscreen Live Linear Streaming 
Services Agreement 
Partnership Accelerates Live Video Streaming to Connected Devices in
Emerging Markets 
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 05/02/13 --  iStreamPlanet, a
leading provider of live event and live linear streaming video
solutions, has signed a strategic video contribution and distribution
agreement with Indian data and voice communications giant Tata
Communications to enable live video streaming onto connected devices
anywhere in the world. 
Combining iStreamPlanet's live video workflow services with Tata
Communications' existing video services for transport of video over
its global network of submarine fiber and satellite will allow both
companies to provide multiscreen, live linear streaming services for
content owners, aggregators, and distributors around the world.
Customers will benefit from an enhanced video workflow solution, as
well as extended reach into fast-growing emerging markets for new
business opportunities.  
In an increasingly connected world with events and video having truly
worldwide appeal, Tata Communications' Video Connect and satellite
delivery services will enable a full set of features, which include
content acquisition and delivery from (and to) practically any corner
of the globe through Tata Communications' global network
architecture. These features will make it easier for customers to
transport high-quality live video feeds from over 300 locations
worldwide to iStreamPlanet's live video solutions, including Aventus,
a scalable, cloud-based live video workflow solution slated for
release late in the second quarter. The combined services of Tata
Communications and iStreamPlanet will now offer a truly end-to-end
solution with advanced media backhaul and processing capabilities.  
"Tata Communications is one of the biggest communications providers
in the world, particularly in emerging markets, and our partnership
will open up new opportunities in markets that are on the edge of
tremendous growth in connected media," said Chris Carper, senior vice
president of business development at iStreamPlanet. "Our combined
workflow enables content providers of all sizes to take advantage of
the growing demand for live streaming video on connected devices." 
Rangu Salgame, chief executive officer, Growth Ventures, Tata
Communications said, "This agreement enhances the video service
offerings for both partners. Our strength in providing media movement
services for contribution and distribution of video for multiscreen
OU (occasional use), such as sports events and live linear, coupled
with iStreamPlanet's expertise in streaming video, make a compelling
value proposition for media organizations looking at expanding to new
geographies and audiences. By offering end-to-end management, we are
making it easier than ever before for them to gain new revenue
opportunities in emerging markets." 
Tata Communications' media services provide a range of innovative and
efficient tools that allow media and entertainment organizations to
collaborate more effectively on content creation, giving them the
ability to deliver the content to any part of the globe, on any
device. The services help media customers maximize revenue streams
and delivery strategies to reach a truly global audience. Tata
Communications' portfolio of services includes solutions for media
management and media movement through an extensive network of
undersea fiber cables that connect over 300 media hotspots across 125
cities globally. Combined with satellite teleport facilities and
owning over 1 million square feet of data center and colocation space
across 42 global locations, the setup enables Tata Communications to
provide services for broadcasting, cloud-based media management, as
well as a content delivery network. 
iStreamPlanet, the leader in live, provides a flexible set of
services to power live video streaming to multiple platforms, from
fully managed broadcast services to affordable IP-based solutions.
iStreamPlanet's innovative approach has been chosen by the world's
leading sports, entertainment, and technology brands, including NBC
Sports, Turner Broadcasting, Pac-12, AT&T, and Microsoft, to bring
live online video to connected audiences around the world.  
About Tata Communications 
 Tata Communications Limited, along with
its subsidiaries (Tata Communications), is a leading global provider
of a new world of communications. With a leadership position in
emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced
solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and
pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multinational
enterprises, service providers, and Indian consumers. 
The Tata Global Network includes one of the most advanced and largest
submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP network, with connectivity to
more than 200 countries and territories across 400 PoPs, and nearly 1
million square feet of data center and collocation space worldwide. 
Tata Communications' depth and breadth of reach in emerging markets
includes leadership in Indian enterprise data services, leadership in
global international voice, and strategic investments in South Africa
(Neotel), Sri Lanka (Tata Communications Lanka Limited) and Nepal
(United Telecom Limited).  
Tata Communications Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange
and the National Stock Exchange of India, and its ADRs are listed on
the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TCL). 
www.tatacommunications.com 
About iStreamPlanet
 iStreamPlanet is a premier, multiplatform
video-workflow solutions provider committed to bringing high-quality
streaming video experiences to connected audiences around the world.
With more than a decade of live streaming video experience,
iStreamPlanet has built a comprehensive offering of cloud-based
video-workflow products and services for live event and live linear
streaming channels. iStreamPlanet's innovative approach has been
chosen by the world's leading sports, entertainment, and technology
brands including NBC, Turner Broadcasting, Notre Dame Athletics,
Pac-12 Networks, AT&T, and Microsoft. Founded in 2000, the privately
held company is headquartered in Las Vegas with offices in Redmond,
Wash., and London. More information can be found at
www.istreamplanet.com. 
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property of their respective owners. 
iStreamPlanet Contact:
Robin Cole
Vice President, Product and Services 
Tel: +1 702 492 5955
Email: rcole@istreamplanet.com 
Agency Contact:
Peggy Blaze
Wall Street Communications
Tel: +1 818 357 3693
Email: peggy@wallstcom.com