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This upcoming week, you'll be able to experience 360° interactive livestreams from both the iMinds Creative Media Days and TEDxUHasselt 2012. The 360° player gives you the freedom to choose your own point of view, allowing you to experience the livestream 'from the inside'. Using your mouse, you can look around in the conference room and zoom in on details. You can also pause the video to view scenes at a high resolution.
Today, you can experience how the DIY Days conference (Ghent) shines a light on how creative people can finance, develop, distribute, and sustain themselves as collaborative entrepreneurs.
On Saturday, a divers line-up of speakers will share their ideas at TEDxUHasselt around the central theme of 'a change in the universe'.
Finally on Monday, November 12, the third edition of TEDxBrussels is set to start with a BANG, as they've managed to attract Apple pioneer Steve Wozniack to kick off the conference.
On Tuesday, September 25, the seven Flemish party leaders will be present at Ghent University for the opening lecture in Political Science, hosted by Professor Carl Devos. Since this year's opening lecture is scheduled just a few weeks before the municipal elections, each party leader will be given the opportunity to talk about the key issues for his electorate.
You can watch a livestream of this entire event through the site of newspaper De Standaard, starting at 10am CET.
Today Rambla is hosting "the Non-Stop Rap", a 16-hour non stop live stream of personalized "raps". The campaign promotes upgraded bandwidth capacity for Telenet's so called "Fibrenet" offering. Telenet is the second largest telco operator in Belgium, providing internet over cable to households and business clients.
At 8 am this morning the home page of news site "Het Nieuwsblad" was taken over by hip hop musicians and singers, among them well known artists such as Brahim, Leki and De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig. After clicking on the banner, a viewer lands on the "homie page" where he can enter a friend's name plus a number of keywords, which will then become the subject of a one-minute freestyle "rap". Only seconds later, the video recording of this personalized rap is available in the gallery for on demand viewing.
Advertising agency These Days, who devised this original campaign, and production company MoJuice asked Rambla to take care of the live stream and, more challenging, the real time recording functionality. As one rap is directly followed by another - leaving no time for manual editing and uploading - we came up with a web service which allows a client application to directly record the incoming stream on the Wowza origin server, through simple start and stop commands. As soon as the recording is finished, a second web service pushes the video file to the CDN. In the meantime, our RATS transcoding service generates a couple of thumbnails for the gallery.
Belgian national broadcaster VRT is airing an interactive show geared towards students, offering them brief relief from exam stress through a virtual party. The show can be followed live on VRT's recently launched youth TV channel Op12 and radio station Studio Brussel, which is hugely popular among students and teenagers.
The concept is fairly straightforward: every weekday in June a well-known band and a DJ are invited in the studio to play a short set for a small crowd of student invitees. At the same time, viewers and listeners at home are encouraged to participate through their webcam. A matrix of 12 webcam live streams is mixed in the live feed from the studio, while show host Stijn Vandevoorde talks to this virtual guests in a chat roulette fashion.
Production company Sylvester Productions, who came up with the idea for the show, asked interactive developer GriN and Rambla to take care of the online implementation. GriN built a solid Flash application with three interfaces: one for the students to dial in, one for a moderator in the studio to manage the queue, and a touch screen interface for the show's presenters which allows them to switch between the different webcams for one-to-one or even multi-user chats.
The streaming back-end consists of a set of low latency live streaming applications. The webcam queue and user data are are stored in remote (Flash) Shared Objects on our Wowza servers. Failover is ensured through a second, hot swappable Wowza setup.
Should you be interested in a similar (and if needed tailored) setup, contact Rambla sales.