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Tennis French Open: Peer-to-Peer technology to deliver DVD-Quality Video Everyday

By Julio Franco
May 29, 2007
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  1. The French Tennis Open and 1-Click Media launch today
    on the Roland Garros 2007 website
    a free video service in dvd-quality, based on peer-to-peer system.

    This year, the visitors will discover a new service on the Roland Garros website:
    the "Videocast" - http://www.fft.fr/action/one-click/videocast.asp
    This service will be available for free in the multimedia area of www.rolandgarros.com.

    Automatic Delivery
    Like a video podcast, this service enables to automatically receive everyday the highlights of the famous French tournament. A thumbnail iimage appears on the desktop to alert the user when a new video is ready to be watched.

    Video On-Demand
    The service offers also to download on-demand the 20 last finales of the tournament.
    For the first time on a Tennis website, the videos will be in DVD-quality (>1,5 Mbs) and make visiors able to see the ball!

    Peer-to-Peer system developped by 1-Click Media:
    Best quality, Faster download for the users, Lower delivery cost for the content provider.
    Before watching the video, users will need to install the plug-in developped by the company 1-Click Media to manage the download and share easily with the others users. The peer-to-peer solution of 1-Click Media, based on the bittorrent principle, is used to offer best quality videos for free and reduce the delivery cost. In theory it allows an infinite numbers of viewers: more people downloads, faster is the download.
    1-Click Media plateform is hosted by European company Ipercast to ensure the speed delivery and the protection of the video files (DRM Microsoft).
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