07 June 2018
| James Pearce
PCCW Global has partnered with advanced IP video transmission and managed file transfer solutions provider Caton Technology Limited to deliver a fully managed live IP transmission of the 2018 PCCW Global Business Launch.
The transmission was aimed to demonstrate live broadcasting
services in an enterprise environment and was available in a
number of Asia Pacific countries. The event, which was held in
Hong Kong, was almost made available for delayed broadcast to
all other PCCW Global offices around the world.
As part of the demonstration, PCCW Global made the broadcast
of the event viewable through a video on demand (VoD) platform
on mobile devices for staff travelling at the time or located
away from major offices.
Locally encoded video utilising Caton Engine’s
Reliable Real-Time Transport Protocol over PCCW
Global’s TV Network (GTVN) and content devlidery
network to deliver broadcast quality transmissions to offices
and individuals overseas.
PCCW Global said the solution enabled far greater employee
engagement than had ever been possible before. The cost of
bringing all staff together in Hong Kong for the event had
previously meant that only a subset of its worldwide staff
complement could actually attend and participate, whereas now
everyone was able to be an active participant and be fully
informed regarding the company’s plans and future
Mike van den Bergh, chief marketing officer, PCCW Global,
said: "For the first time in PCCW Global's history, our
colleagues from around the world were able to watch live
streaming of the company's Business Launch from a conference
hotel in Hong Kong.
"Our colleagues in Beijing, Brisbane, Manila, Seoul,
Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo were all able to gain a
first-hand impression of the proceedings as the meeting
unfolded, while delayed coverage was made available via a VoD
facility for those located too far outside of Hong Kong's time
zone. A security layer was also applied to the material, to
ensure that sensitive information shared on a "company
confidential" basis would not be available to those outside
PCCW Global’s employee base, an essential
precaution applicable to many company events."
Caton’s integrated solutions are now being made
available through PCCW Global’s worldwide sales
channel, offering services for live events ranging from world
class sporting events to live concerts, as well as enterprise
business events. This is part of a partnership that began in
Eric Hamilton, chief operating officer, Caton Technology,
said, "We are proud of our strong relationship with PCCW
Global, and we thank them for inviting us to be involved during
their global sales event to showcase the combined power of the
Caton Engine and PCCW Global’s GTVN network. Our
combination of reliable, scalable and affordable managed
transmission services is changing the way high-quality content
moves around the world. We look forward to continuing to grow
our relationship and provide a new level of service to clients
around the world."