Court TV Online Adopts thePlatform Media Publishing System

May 18, 2004


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thePlatform for media, inc., a provider of software for rich media management, publishing, commerce, and reporting, and Court TV Online have announced that Court TV Online has adopted thePlatform media publishing system as its rich media management, distribution, and reporting system. Court TV had previously used Yahoo's broadcast services. Courttv.com's current video offerings are primarily on-demand. Using thePlatform's Web-services tool kit Courttv.com's files were ingested and deployed to one of thePlatform's content delivery network (CDN) partners - VitalStream. Links to the streaming files point to thePlatform, which directs the user to the CDN and can insert video advertising on-the-fly. New on-demand files and live streams can be added to the system, and older content can be archived to non-streaming storage servers at any time. Court TV Online is Court TV's online extension of its on-air commitment to the investigation genre. It is comprised of four sites, Courttv.com, TheCrimeLibrary.com, ChoicesandConsequences.com, and TheSmokingGun.com.

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