TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: is First Major Portal to Deliver DVD Quality Videos is First Major Portal to Deliver DVD Quality Videos

Monty Solomon (
Tue, 15 Nov 2005 00:11:23 -0500

DULLES, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2005--

Trial Begins for "AOL Hi-Q" Video Format, Which Provides
Free Video on Demand, Such as Online Movie Trailers, Music
Videos, and Video Game Trailers, to Broadband Users

The portal is the first to introduce a trial for a new "AOL
Hi-Q" high quality video format. The AOL Hi-Q format builds on the Web portal's industry-leading video experience
( ) and can deliver DVD quality videos, in
addition to standard quality streaming video, free to broadband users.
Consumers can view AOL Hi-Q video on demand as well as select to have
new Hi-Q videos in a particular category of interest, such as online
movie trailers, music videos, video game trailers and more
entertainment content, pushed to them when they are available.

Using one of the industry's first commercial-grade, peer-to-peer grid
distribution networks, developed in partnership with Kontiki, AOL(R)
Hi-Q(TM) can deliver DVD quality videos directly to consumers more
quickly and efficiently. The peer-to-peer distribution network built
by Kontiki features robust security to protect copyrighted content
through digital rights management (DRM) and a centrally managed,
highly-scalable delivery model that enables AOL to reliably deliver
content to consumers. Through the installation of a simple plug-in, a
special AOL Hi-Q video player provides a high resolution display with
image quality designed for full-screen viewing on PC monitors or
televisions capable of showing a PC interface.


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