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Foxtel Chooses Digital Rapids Encoding and Streaming Solutions for Ground-Breaking Foxtel Go Service

November 28, 2012 — Sydney, Australia: Digital Rapids has been chosen by Foxtel to provide encoding and streaming solutions to underpin Foxtel’s ground-breaking new video initiatives. Foxtel has purchased StreamZ Live adaptive streaming encoders and the Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager multi-encoder management system to power the new Foxtel Go App.

The Digital Rapids encoders and management software are being used to provide IP streams for Foxtel on Xbox 360, Foxtel on Connected TV, and the Foxtel Go App. They were also used to provide IP streams for the hugely successful Foxtel LONDON 2012 Olympic Games App.

“Foxtel Go is an exciting new way for our customers to watch our premium TV shows, series and sport on the go, and it was imperative the service be built on a technical foundation that delivers the superior quality and reliability that our customers demand,” said Foxtel Executive Director of Product, Jim Rudder. “Digital Rapids solutions met our stringent criteria, and their outstanding support is also a critical factor to our success.”

“We’re excited that Foxtel has chosen our solutions to power their innovative Foxtel Go App,” said Neville Paterson, Sales Manager, Asia Pacific at Digital Rapids. “Our encoding and streaming solutions deliver exceptional quality and performance for service providers expanding their reach to new platforms ranging from game consoles to mobile devices, and we look forward to working closely with Foxtel in the future as their services continue to grow.”

The StreamZ Live family of encoders delivers an industry-leading combination of outstanding quality, reliability, versatility and easy operation in powerful configurations for multi-platform live streaming applications. Adaptive streaming models of StreamZ Live encode and stream live HD and SD content with superior quality and performance for delivery through both standard streaming protocols and the latest generation of adaptive streaming technologies. The Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager software provides enterprise-class management, automation, monitoring and fault tolerance for multiple live streaming encoders, with features including scheduling, automated failover and alert notifications.

For more information about StreamZ Live, Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager and other Digital Rapids solutions, please visit www.digitalrapids.com.

About Digital Rapids Corporation — Digital Rapids provides market-leading content transformation and workflow solutions that empower the world’s leading media organizations to reach wider audiences more efficiently, more effectively and more profitably. Recipients of more than two dozen prestigious awards for company and product excellence, Digital Rapids combines innovative technology with proven expertise and visionary insight to help our customers expand their audiences, increase their revenues, and reduce their costs. Digital Rapids Corporation (www.digitalrapids.com) is headquartered in Ontario, Canada with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia and Argentina.

About Foxtel — Foxtel is one of Australia’s most progressive and dynamic media companies, directly employing around 2,500 people, and delivering a diverse subscription television service to both regional and metropolitan areas over cable, satellite and broadband distribution. We offer a better entertainment experience every day to each one of our 2.3 million subscribing homes through delivery of exclusive and inspiring programming across all genres, the world’s most popular channel brands, and investment in high quality local content. As constant champions of innovation we have brought customers the iQ personal digital recorder, Australia’s largest HD offering, Foxtel 3D, and more recently, the Foxtel Go App for iPad. Foxtel is owned by Telstra Corporation Limited ACN 051 775 556 (50%) and The News Corporation Ltd (50%). foxtel.com.au

Digital Rapids Selected as One of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers

November 23, 2012 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids – the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video content to wider audiences — has been selected as one of the Greater Toronto Area’s top employers for 2013.

Now entering its eighth year, Greater Toronto’s Top Employers is an annual competition organized by Mediacorp Canada Inc., Canada’s largest publisher of specialized employment information. This special designation recognizes the Greater Toronto employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. Criteria include physical workplace; work atmosphere and social programs; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communications; performance management; training and skills development; and community involvement. Employers are compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs. The winners were announced earlier this week in a special editorial supplement published by The Globe and Mail newspaper.

“We’re proud to be selected as one of the region’s best companies to work for,” said Brick Eksten, President and CEO of Digital Rapids Corporation. “Since our inception, we’ve recognized that our goals are achieved through the talent and dedication of our employees. We’ve strived to create an organizational culture and environment that both foster and reward those attributes, and this recognition shows that we’re succeeding.”

Digital Rapids provides market-leading media processing and workflow solutions, technology and expertise that empower the world’s leading media organizations to reach wider audiences more efficiently, more effectively and more profitably. Digital Rapids’ flexible hardware and software manage and perform the transformation of video and audio into the multiple formats required by applications ranging from production and archive to multi-screen viewing on platforms from PCs, tablets, mobile phones and game consoles to broadcast television and ‘smart’ TVs. Digital Rapids solutions have been adopted by thousands of customers worldwide — from leading broadcast networks, motion picture studios, cable television operators, telcos, online content portals and post production facilities to corporations, government agencies, schools and churches.

For more information about Digital Rapids, please visit www.digitalrapids.com.

About Digital Rapids Corporation — Digital Rapids provides market-leading content transformation and workflow solutions that empower the world’s leading media organizations to reach wider audiences more efficiently, more effectively and more profitably. Recipients of more than two dozen prestigious awards for company and product excellence, Digital Rapids combines innovative technology with proven expertise and visionary insight to help our customers expand their audiences, increase their revenues, and reduce their costs. Digital Rapids Corporation (www.digitalrapids.com) is headquartered in Ontario, Canada with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia and Argentina.

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Digital Rapids Named to 2012 Streaming Media 100 List of Online Video Industry Leaders

October 25, 2012 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids – the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing video to wider audiences — has been named to the 2012 Streaming Media 100, Streaming Media magazine’s second annual list of “the 100 companies that matter most in online video.” more

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Digital Rapids Announces Upcoming Support for MPEG-DASH Specification

September 7, 2012 — IBC 2012, Amsterdam, Stand 7.F33: Digital Rapids – the trusted provider of innovative media transformation and workflow solutions for bringing content to wider audiences — today announced plans to support the MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP) specification in upcoming new offerings in the company’s comprehensive range of media transformation and workflow solutions. more

Digital Rapids Enhances Award-Winning Encoders with Powerful New Software Updates

New upgrades expand content accessibility, monetization and security capabilities while further enhancing renowned encoding quality

September 4, 2012 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids has announced an array of new enhancements to the Digital Rapids Stream software for the company’s StreamZ, StreamZHD and Flux encoding solutions. Upcoming new features include Closed Caption support for live streaming with Adobe(r) Flash(r) technologies; expanded support for automated advertising insertion; enhanced H.264 and MPEG-2 encoding; and new integration with content access and security solutions from Irdeto and Motorola Mobility.

The same advances will also be available as applicable in the StreamZ Live family of live streaming encoders and the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager automated, high-volume file transcoding software.

The new software releases extend Digital Rapids’ support for Closed Captions with enhanced preservation of captions during conversion between differing frame rates and the new ability to embed CEA-608 and 708 captions in live streams targeting Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR(r) applications. These expanded Closed Caption capabilities help bolster content accessibility for hearing impaired viewers while enabling compliance with legal requirements that have recently expanded to encompass online video. Digital Rapids encoding solutions support Adobe technologies including RTMP streaming and HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) via Adobe Media Server.

The upcoming version 3.8 expands the Stream software’s support for automated advertising and monetization workflows to include the HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol. Cueing messages in live input sources can be detected to automate the insertion of markers into HLS outputs for triggering downstream events such as local ad insertion or replacement.

The soon-to-be-released Stream 3.7.4 update features integration with the Irdeto Control content management system, expanding Digital Rapids’ range of third-party integrations supporting Microsoft PlayReady technology for protecting Internet Information Services (IIS) Smooth Streaming content. Irdeto Control, a component of the Irdeto Broadband solution suite, allows content owners and distributors to protect their valuable digital content and to manage how that content is accessed by consumers on a variety of devices.

Stream 3.7.4 also adds support for the Motorola SecureMedia(r) Encryptonite ONE(tm) HLS+ content security solution. Based on the HLS adaptive streaming protocol, SecureMedia Encryptonite ONE HLS+ is the award-winning security component of the Motorola Medios suite of multi-screen content delivery solutions, enabling operators to securely deliver linear and on-demand content to a wide range of viewing devices.

The new software upgrades also further enhance Digital Rapids’ highly-acclaimed H.264 and MPEG-2 encoding quality, performance and configurability.

“While our solutions have earned their reputation for delivering superior encoding quality, there continue to be opportunities for further quality enhancements, and we’re pleased to be bringing such gains to our customers in our upcoming updates,” said Darren Gallipeau, Product Manager at Digital Rapids. “Meanwhile, as content and rights owners refine their multi-screen content monetization strategies, robust support for their chosen content security and rights management technologies and the ability to streamline their advertising workflows become increasingly imperative in enabling their success.”

The complete range of Digital Rapids media transformation and workflow solutions will be showcased in booth number 7.F33 at the IBC 2012 exhibition in Amsterdam. For more information about Digital Rapids, please visit www.digitalrapids.com.

About Digital Rapids Corporation — Digital Rapids provides market-leading content transformation and workflow solutions that empower the world’s leading media organizations to reach wider audiences more efficiently, more effectively and more profitably. Recipients of more than two dozen prestigious awards for company and product excellence, Digital Rapids combines innovative technology with proven expertise and visionary insight to help our customers expand their audiences, increase their revenues, and reduce their costs. Digital Rapids Corporation (www.digitalrapids.com) is headquartered in Ontario, Canada with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Australia and Argentina.

Digital Rapids Honoured with Deluxe Outstanding Technical Achievement Award

June 26, 2012 — Markham, Ontario: Digital Rapids announced today that the company has been honoured as the recipient of the 2012 Deluxe Outstanding Technical Achievement Award. The award recognizes Digital Rapids’ technical innovation in developing solutions and technology that further the ability of content creators and owners to effectively engage their audience. The award was presented during a special luncheon during the Banff World Media Festival, held June 10-13, 2012. more

Digital Rapids Showcases Real-World Media Workflow Breakthroughs and UltraViolet Support with Transcode Manager 2.0

April 16, 2012 — NAB Show, Las Vegas, Booth SL5624: Digital Rapids – the trusted provider of innovative solutions and technology for bringing content to wider audiences — is showcasing practical, real-world examples of the exceptional efficiency and flexibility of the upcoming Digital Rapids Transcode Manager 2.0 automated, high-volume media processing software at the 2012 NAB Show.

Powered by the new Kayak workflow platform (please see separate press release), version 2.0 of Transcode Manager combines its long-standing hallmarks of superior output quality and format flexibility with intelligent, logic-driven workflow automation; dynamic, on-demand licensing and deployment; intuitive, visual workflow design tools; and a deep ecosystem of third-party technology partners. Demonstrations will highlight how these core capabilities and key new features address the opportunities and challenges faced by premium content providers today, from enabling advanced multi-platform publishing to solving efficiency bottlenecks in high-volume operations. more

Digital Rapids Extends Closed Caption and Advertising Insertion Support with New Encoding and Streaming Updates

April 9, 2012 — Markham, ON: Digital Rapids has announced powerful new enhancements to the Digital Rapids Stream software for the company’s StreamZ, StreamZHD and Flux encoding solutions. The same new capabilities are also available as applicable in the StreamZ Live family of live streaming encoders and the Digital Rapids Transcode Manager automated, high-volume file transcoding software. Recently-released or soon-to-ship new features include enhanced Closed Caption support for adaptive bit rate (ABR) streaming and support for automated advertising insertion when streaming live with Adobe(r) Flash(r) technologies. more

Digital Rapids Adaptive Streaming Encoders and Automation Drive Massive Multi-Screen Sports Media Success for PERFORM

Over 150 automated StreamZ Live encoders power lucrative live streaming of 25,000 events annually for leading sports media group

March 29, 2012 — Passfield, UK: Digital Rapids announced today that sports media specialist PERFORM has deployed over 150 StreamZ Live encoders and the Digital Rapids Broadcast Manager multi-encoder automation software to power live streaming of thousands of premium sports events to viewers on an expanding range of devices and platforms. more

Digital Rapids 2012 NAB Show Preview

Booth # SL5624
Digital Rapids is bringing our complete range of media transformation and workflow technologies and solutions to the 2012 NAB Show, in booth number SL5624 (Lower South Hall).

Digital Rapids connects content to opportunity, providing innovative solutions, technology and expertise that enable media organizations and professionals to bring live and on-demand video to wider audiences more efficiently, more effectively and more profitably. more

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