Monday, 26 July 2010

Here we go again

Assembly Summer 2010 is a approaching fast and so is AssemblyTV. It is time to break the silence.

As always we have been too busy to update our website much, but preparations have been underway for quite some time. Meetings have been held, plans have been drawn and saunas have been heated. A week from now on Monday our technical crew will have finished a long day of packing and on the next day we will move into the venue and start construction. I've been doing this for over ten years, but I'm starting to feel a bit excited.

The broadcast starts on Thursday the 5th of August at 12.00 Finnish time (EEST, UTC+3). Once again AssemblyTV will feature extensive live coverage of the event as well as a host of our own TV programs both on the Internet and on the Welho cable network. We will keep our most popular programs and also introduce some interesting new ideas. Our content team should fill you in on their plans in this space before the broadcast starts.

In addition to the main channel we will provide separate streams for the seminars and gaming competitions. All of our web streams can be viewed directly in your web browser as Flash Video or in a standalone RTSP compatible player such as VLC. We will provide several bitrates and resolutions to suit different connection speeds and will also provide 3GPP compatible mobile streams. We cannot promise iPhone HTTP versions yet, but we are working on them.

More precise viewing instructions and an outline schedule based on the party schedule will be added next week. We will also be posting more updates and a few surprises during the coming days. As a first teaser, here is a little clip which we used to promote Assembly 2k ten years ago. Brings back a few memories.

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