Monterey Jazz Festival Uses StreamGuys
The Robert Glasper Experiment with Bilal performs.
StreamGuys handled Internet broadcast services for the
Monterey Jazz Festival.
The California company provides streaming media and content
delivery. Festival organizers and StreamGuys reported that the webcast recorded
3,000 visitors in 59 countries.
Evening performances at the Night Club/Bill Berry Stage were
hosted over the websites of the Monterey Jazz Festival and KUSP(FM). NPR’s
“A Blog Supreme” also hosted.
“StreamGuys delivered H.264 video and AAC+ audio at varying
bit rates to support an array of user speeds and media players,” the company
reported. It used its streaming infrastructure to deliver live, synchronized
video and audio streams, and provided embedded media players to the
three websites involved to give viewers access.
The festival began exploring streaming media in April when it
streamed video of the Next-Generation Jazz Festival.
Monterey, McCune Audio produced the live video and audio, sending the
synchronized signal to StreamGuys via a Wirecast encoder.
re-wrapped the original H.264 video stream for delivery to Apple iOS systems,
Android mobile devices and embedded Flash players for Web streaming,” it
stated. “Multiple audio bit rates (300, 800 and 1500kbps) supported adaptive
bit rate streaming in iOS and Web-based platforms,” so people with 3G, Wi-Fi or
broadband connections could stream the content.