e-CAST Survey shows that 75% of businesses expect to be using streaming media by 2003 Monday 30 April 2001 PDF Print A recent survey by e-CAST 2001 into streaming media has revealed that a staggering 75% of companies expect to be using streaming media in the next two years. Nearly all of the 1,259 companies that responded were involved in either broadcasting or e-commerce. There is a great thirst for information and a desire to exploit the technology, with 80% saying that they wanted to learn more about streaming media. e-CAST 2001 takes place from the 21st to 23rd May 2001 at the ExCeL Conference & Exhibition Centre, London's brand new state-of-the-art exhibition venue. http://www.e-castexpo.com/ Streaming Media is the ability to deliver audio or video content over the internet directly to individual's PCs, it will change the way we work and play forever. This new technology will revolutionise the way content is distributed and opens up whole new revenue streams to the traditional broadcast and content markets. e-CAST 2001 looks to strip away some of the hype surrounding streaming media through an educationally driven programme, which will explain and explore the ways this new technology can be applied. The show has an innovative format consisting of business issue presentations from leading streaming media technology and service providers; panel sessions combining real life experience with expert opinion and advice; product demonstrations; and a pre-booking facility to arrange one-to-one meetings with leading companies. There are two streams of seminars dedicated to the commercial applications of streaming media, one for broadcasters, content & entertainment companies, and the other for corporates and enterprises. Topics in the content stream include: * Digital Island discussing the business models emerging around web content with their customer Granada Media. * Real Networks on how to leverage streaming media content, delivery and reach. * Live event internet broadcasting by Navisite including a case study on the Madonna concert for MSN the largest live internet event of all time. * Digital rights management and interactive TV by BBC Technology. * NDS will examine streaming and revenue generation. Topics in the corporate stream include: * Avid Technology elucidating how streaming media can be used to support brands on and offline, improving sales and channel communications. * BBC Technology will discuss business models for New Media. * The Fantastic Corporation will examine how shifting from information to user oriented communications can give a competitive edge. * Navisite will explain how companies can use streaming to reduce overheads and increase ROI. * MediaWave will present the benefits of internet broadcasting in a corporate environment. * Vyou will discuss copyright and intellectual property control on the web. * Chyron Internet will examine how to increase revenue through streaming media. The end user panel sessions consist of senior representatives from leading organisations presenting their experience of the critical success factors in selecting, implementing and optimising investment in streaming media technologies. This will be followed by a discussion between the end users and leading streaming media companies chaired by an independent expert. The end users on the panels include Granada Media, The Economist Group and Canal+ for the content stream, and William Hill (gambling) and CPD Direct (legal publishers) in the corporate stream. Participants in e-CAST include Anystream, Avid, BBC Technology, Cacheflow, Chyron Internet, Fantastic Corporation, Hypnotiser, Intertrust, MediaWave, Navisite, Outereye, Phoenix, Pinnacle, Real Networks, SGI, Smartping Ipingu,Vyou, Outereye, SGI, Cacheflow, Virage and Tyrell. e-CAST is co-located with Cable & Satellite MEDIACAST and ECC, the streaming media technology within e-CAST will be showcased alongside the broadband distribution systems of the other two shows, together they form Europe's largest springtime meeting point for the media communications industry. For event information or tickets access the Internet on http://www.e- castexpo.com/ ENDS Notes to Editors For press enquiries please contact Neil Stinchcombe on 020 8449 1007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Eskenzi PR in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.