Media World powers up to web speed

Solution allows high-quality, real-time video to stream over standard phone line

SYDNEY — Local film and TV production house, Media World, has licensed cutting-edge video compression technology that will eradicate the need for high-speed Internet connections to distribute films for video on demand.

Media World Broadcasting unveiled its plan to enter the broadcast biz and showcased the Adam’s Platform technology, developed by 25-year-old Adam Clark, for an exclusive group of reporters and analysts Wednesday. Adam’s Platform is a streaming solution designed to enable high-quality, full-screen, real-time video streaming of compressed footage stored on remote hardware over a standard telephone line.

The live demonstration, held at Sydney’s Hard Rock Cafe, failed twice before video clips stored on a computer in Melbourne were successfully accessed by the demonstration Mac G4. Picture quality, as shown on a TV screen attached to the Mac, appeared to suffer less than a 3% transmission loss.

Clark demonstrated the platform’s ability to allow users to stop, reverse and restart the footage quickly. No download time required because the platform does not save footage at the receiving end.

Clark developed the compression technology while trying to find a way to stop images being delivered to shopping mall screens being disrupted.

Media World topper John Tatoulis, producer of upcoming Roadshow pic “Let’s Get Skase” and helmer of “The Silver Brumby” starring a young Russell Crowe, is CEO of Media World Broadcasting.

Board chairman is corporate advisor Michael Ramsden and members include former Village Cinemas CEO John Anderson; former ScreenWest chief executive Debra Allanson; former exec veep of worldwide television for MGM Jeff Holmes; lawyer Bill Marshall of Marshalls and Dent lawyers; and Clark.

More Digital

  • Netflix-logo-N-icon

    Netflix Adds Five Original Series to India Slate

    Streaming giant Netflix has added five originals across genres to its India series slate. “Bombay Begums”, created, written and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava (“Lipstick Under My Burkha”), will follow the varied journeys of five women who bond in contemporary urban India. The series is executive produced by Chernin Entertainment (“The Greatest Showman”) and EndemolShine India [...]

  • Spotify logo is presented on a

    U.S. Consumers to Spend $26 Billion on Music, Video Subscriptions This Year

    U.S. consumers are expected to spend a combined $26 billion on music and video subscription services this year, according to new estimates from the Consumer Technology Association. That’s up from $20.4 billion in 2018, and nearly twice the amount spent on such services in 2017. Propelled by the continued success of Apple Music and Spotify, [...]

  • New AirTV Mini improves cord-cutting experience

    Dish’s AirTV Releases New Android TV Streaming Stick

    Dish’s AirTV subsidiary is releasing a new streaming device designed to combine over-the-air broadcast TV with the company’s Sling TV service and other streaming services. The new AirTV Mini streaming stick looks similar to a Fire TV stick, and is powered by Google’s Android TV software. The AirTV Mini stick is 4K-capable, allowing consumers to [...]

  • BMI Promotes David Levin to Senior

    BMI Promotes David Levin to Senior VP of Licensing

    BMI today announced that David Levin has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Licensing, effective immediately. In his newly expanded role, Levin is responsible for all of BMI’s domestic licensing and revenue generation, encompassing radio, television, digital media, cable, satellite and general licensing.  Levin, who will oversee teams in New York and Nashville, reports [...]

  • James Murdoch

    James Murdoch Invests $20 Million in The Void, a Location-Based VR Startup

    James Murdoch, former CEO of 21st Century Fox, has invested $20 million in The Void, a startup specializing in location-based virtual reality (VR) experiences, Variety has confirmed. The funding comes through Murdoch’s Lupa Systems, a holding company that Rupert Murdoch’s younger son established with $1 billion in proceeds from the sale of his stake in 21CF [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content