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ipercast launches Silverlight 4-ready video services

Providing both CDN and OVP services, ipercast launches today its new platform built on Silverlight 4, which will enhance its turnkey solution designed to deliver and secure any content on any screen.

Paris, France(19 Apr 2010)

Content management and delivery specialist ipercast today announces that its video streaming services are now fully compatible with Microsoft's new Silverlight 4 framework. ipercast is in the process of migrating to the new platform for two of its major clients, in order to offer them improved end user experience and higher quality technical performance. The platform is also compatible with PlayReady technology.

ipercast already operates Europe's largest Windows Media DRM platform, capable of delivering 20,000 licenses per minute per service from its Frankfurt office.  The move to adapt its platform to Silverlight 4 capability strengthens ipercast's European leadership in copyright management, and ensures its platform can be adapted to a wide range of digital entertainment content on any Internet enabled device.

Jean-Michel Laveissière, CEO of ipercast, comments:

"Our customers range from media owners to corporate businesses and Telco providers and are always looking for the most innovative and interactive technologies with which to address their users.  They come to us to find the right solution to their business needs, so it is vital that we are using the most up-to-date technology in the services we provide.  We have a longstanding relationship with Microsoft, and are convinced that our new Silverlight 4-compatible platform will provide our customers with the smoothest possible streaming experience and the most innovative solutions with which to retain their customers."

Brian Goldfarb, director of the developer platform group at Microsoft Corp comments:

"Microsoft is pleased ipercast has invested early in supporting Silverlight and the next-generation application development platform. With the continued support of Silverlight, ipercast's video delivery services help provide online viewers the best user experience with the highest quality."

About ipercast:

Founded in 2001, the ipercast group is a leading European specialist in secure content management and delivery for web and mobile devices which expanded its presence to the UK in October 2009.

Ipercast offers its clients a range of services including all areas of multimedia stream delivery and web caching services such as VoD, intelligent CDN services (branded as Meta Caching), Digital Rights Management, Publishing and Monetisation solutions, UGC and Web TV platforms.  Ipercast also acts as a strategic consultant to its clients, helping businesses to effectively develop, distribute and monetise their content online and via mobile.  Clients include M6, TF1, Universal, France Televisions and Absolute Radio.

In addition to its UK offering, ipercast has a strong global presence with offices in Montreal, Germany, Italy, Spain, and South America.