SAN FRANCISCO, September 10, 2012 - DaCast, the leading Streaming as a Service™ video platform, today announced that it partnered with the Little League Softball World Series (LLSWS) , Winchester Community Access & Media (WinCam) and Sinclair Sports Network (SSN) to easily deliver professional pay-per-view video and live stream content to national and international audiences for little league, high school and college level sports.
With DaCast's white label, all-in-one video streaming platform, the Little League Softball World Series was able to broadcast and monetize content for 24 games of its tournament that brought 10 teams of talented girls from around the world to compete. The live pay-per-view stream reached worldwide audiences that included teams' home countries such as the U.S., Mexico, Canada and the Netherlands.
DaCast's platform also enabled WinCam to stream the 2012 Cal Ripken World Series to national audiences to watch each live play of the 10 teams competing in capturing the championship. The live video stream supplemented its live radio stream and online scores and stats to give audiences a variety of choices to augment their viewing experience.
Finally, Sinclair Sports Network was able to stream live the recent Women's Premier Soccer League national championship with DaCast, garnering a national and international audience. SSN was able to incorporate professional sportscast features such as instant replays into live streams as well as a paywall for monetization. DaCast's built-in paywall let SSN as well as the LLSWS provide pay-per-view capabilities within the media player on a per game basis as it allows several flexible payment options to decide which payment model best suits each business and content format.
"We were excited to bring the Little League Softball World Series experience live to the fans and families of these talented young girls," said Tim Jackson with Friends of Softball. "With DaCast's platform, set-up was simple and packed with easy-to-use tools to bring the best live game experience to viewers around the world. The built-in pay-per-view revenue capabilities allowed us to generate donations in minutes and we look to use DaCast again next year.
"As a public access TV station and non-profit organization, WinCAM has to be very careful with production expenditures. DaCast's paywall allowed us to recuperate thousands of dollars spent on production costs, and the platform made it very easy to deliver professional live stream coverage of the 2012 Cal Ripken Major 60 World Series to a national audience," said David Gauthier, Executive Director of WinCAM. "We will definitely use DaCast in the future as we were extremely satisfied with the overall performance and high-quality video stream."
"We broadcast sporting events featuring some of the most promising young athletes in our area and we were delighted to work with DaCast to share their triumphs with broader audiences," said Tom Sinclair, Sinclair Sports Network. "We've used lots of CDNs on the market and DaCast is the best in terms of price and flexibility. It is the ideal solution for a boutique sports broadcasting company such as ours."
"We are pleased to serve the needs of organizations such as the Little League Softball World Series and small to medium broadcasters like Sinclair Sports Network and non-profits like WinCam to bring live streaming video to national and international audiences while still being able to monetize content," said Stephane Roulland, CEO of DaCast. "Our aim is to make the distribution of premium video content simple, while bringing high-quality broadcasting and ad-free monetization capabilities to the industry for high-quality video over the web, Facebook or mobile." About Little League Softball World Series The Little League Softball World Series is a tournament for young women where teams from all over the world travel to compete. The 2012 World Series was held in Portland, Oregon. About Cal Ripken World Series Cal Ripken Major/60 World Series championship is a tournament for young men. The 2012 series was held in Winchester, Massachusetts. Cal Ripken Baseball is a sub-division of Babe Ruth League, Inc. About Sinclair Sports Network Sinclair Sports Network is a boutique sports broadcasting company located in Fairhope, Alabama live streaming events from along the Gulf Coast. Starting in 2008 using a webcam duct taped to a tripod, SSN has grown to a full production company streaming local sports and producing weekly talk shows. For more information contact Tom Sinclair (SinclairSportsNetwork.com).
About DaCast DaCast is a Streaming as a Service™ video platform, delivering affordable, professional streaming services for all. By leveraging the cloud, DaCast takes the headache out of video streaming, leaving content owners and broadcasters to focus on what they do best. Trusted by over 14,000 broadcasters, DaCast's white label, all-in-one video streaming platform allows content owners and broadcasters to be in total control of their online video content. For additional information, visit www.dacast.com.