VideoShip Announces Launch of Ring7 FastTrack Service for China at NATPE

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New Ring7 FastTrack Service, in Response to Latest Great Firewall VPN Regulations, Is Now Globally Available to Provide Authorized Video Content Delivery to and From China

BUDAPEST, Hungary, June 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — VideoShip Enterprise Ltd., a global leader in advanced workflow and Content Distribution Network (CDN) services for the broadcast, film and cable industries, announced today at the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Annual Budapest International Marketplace and Conference, the availability of their new Ring7 FastTrack video program content delivery service for China.

Colin Grimes, VP Business Development of VideoShip Enterprise stated, “We announced our strategic partnership with CNLive, one of the largest media companies in China, for the Ring7 FastTrack service earlier this year at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference in Las Vegas in response to the new Chinese Great Firewall regulations that went into effect in April. We have had good initial interest in the service with over 45 end-users already connected in China and we are pleased to be able to launch the service and make it commercially available globally starting today.”

The Ring7 FastTrack service—with its combination of VideoShip’s secure end-to-end CDN technology and CNLive’s direct in-country ISP connectivity and official license for content approval—provides an authorized, high-speed and cost-effective alternative for those organizations moving video program content to and from China. The service also includes the ability to showcase and promote authorized content for rights holders in China via market target specific portals and storefronts.

New regulations blocking the use of unauthorized Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and other software to bypass cross-border Internet controls put in place by China came into effect on 1 April 2018. After this date, organizations and individuals are only allowed to use government-approved VPNs or they will need to apply for a leased line VPN license with the Chinese government and provide usage records.

Tom Grimes, CEO and Founder of VideoShip added, “We are sending a team to NATPE International in Budapest this week to meet with rights holders, syndicated media distributors and potential distribution partners who are interested in accessing the Chinese market, one of the largest and fastest growing markets for media in the world. In addition to meeting with Tier 1 users, we are particularly interested in meeting 2nd and 3rd Tier organizations who want a convenient and easy to use “drag and drop” type service and do not want to bother with the costs, delays and bureaucracy of leasing private line services and getting qualified on their own for program content distribution in or out of China.”

About VideoShip
VideoShip, established in 2004, is an international company with headquarters in Ottawa and operations in Pensacola, Singapore and Dublin. The company has a strong technology background and track record of innovation in the development of robust delivery solutions for broadcast-quality live streaming and file-based video content delivery over the internet. Their core service offerings also include video aggregation, workflow and distribution and they operate an international Content Delivery Network that is optimized for both live and file-based video distribution. They also provide system integration, video encoding and transcoding, dynamic optimization of existing network infrastructure including hybrid terrestrial and satellite networks. Some of VideoShip’s prestigious clients include ABU, NBC News, CNN, Cox Media, CBS, Comcast and Telemundo.

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www.videoship.com
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