The project was completed with the release of the SiLC data broadcast platform.
SiLC combines modules to distribute rich media content via multicast over satellite to end users or user groups. The development of SiLC was successful in both a technical and contextual manner. SilC aroused a lot of attention within the target user group and branch industry.
During the pilot phase, which involved the distribution of demo content, the technical platform and content distribution concept worked well and without any major problems. In addition to this, the project lead to a better understanding of technical opportunities and commercial feasibility. Cine Plus sees future opportunities for the acquisition of customers with a roll-out of this concept to users in various sectors, the emphasis being on applications in the following areas:
Applications in these sectors will be related to the utilization of a specific service such as content distribution only, or to a combination of services, for example, integrated content production, content contribution and content delivery to customers or corporate networks.
Opportunities for the integration of SiLC in the short term depend on the integration of this rich media distribution into the Cine Plus media production workflow and their standard media services such as news gathering, tv shooting, editing, digital film distribution, graphics/animations, special effects and more.
Since broadband networks like cable, satellite, xdsl and umts are available for everyone, this becomes more and more a reality.