The sports online channel recorded 3 million individual live streams exceeding 43 Gbps of video data during the match, which, it says, is a record in India
New Delhi: ESPN-STAR has set a new record in India of a maximum 3 million individual live streams delivered during the India-South Africa group match of the ongoing cricket World Cup, the media company said today.
The live streaming on www.espnstar.com/cwclive exceeded 43 Gbps of video data at the peak across India during that match, which was played in Nagpur on 12 March 2011. This is also a new record in India by the Akamai global content delivery network.
The company said that the live web streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup has been very popular. Since it started on 15 February 2011 with the warm-up game between India and New Zealand and through the first 42 matches, it has already reached a huge 55 million views across the globe to 17 million unique users.
The India matches, before the quater-finals, accounted for 10.7 million streams peaking at 3 million for the India-South Africa game.
www.espnstar.com has generated more than 175 million page views in the period from 15 February 2011 to 23 March 2011. On the India-South Africa match day, espnstar.com delivered an impressive 12.7 million page views. The site has seen over 20 million unique users in this period.
"ESPN-STAR Sports has leveraged the power of broadcast, digital and mobile platforms to deliver India fans the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, wherever, whenever, on the best screen available," said Aloke Malik, managing director, ESPN Software India. "The response to live streaming of ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 on espnstar.com has been amazing."
Akamai's HD Network was designed to allow content owners and publishers the ability to deliver a personalised and interactive consumer experience through advanced features, such as DVR, multi-camera angle switching, and adaptive bitrate streaming technology.
Ambareesh Baliga will head the institutional, wealth management and the research division (institutional & retail advisory) of Way2Wealth
Ambareesh Baliga has taken over as chief operating officer at Way2Wealth. He will head the institutional, wealth management and the research division (institutional & retail advisory). Mr Baliga will be based out of Mumbai.
Mr Baliga has over 25 years of experience in the stock markets. Prior to joining Way2wealth he was with renowned institutions like Karvy and Kotak group.
Mr Ambareesh has varied experience in different facets of financial services such as corporate finance, investment banking, car finance, marketing and distribution of various financial products. He was part of Karvy's core management group and involved in formulating various business strategies. He set up their PCG business for HNI's in 2001, their institutional equity group in 2003, their PMS Desk, research and their institutional business. Karvy's foray into mutual funds was also spearheaded by Mr Baliga.
Bharat Heavy Electricals has won a contract from PowerGrid Corp along with Swedish firm ABB for supplying equipment for the construction of a transmission link
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has won a contract from Power Grid Corporation of India along with Swedish firm ABB for supplying equipment for the construction of a transmission link.
"BHEL in consortium with ABB has won an order from PowerGrid Corporation of India Ltd for ultra high voltage multi-terminal DC transmission link," said an official statement.
The link comprises three converter terminals and a power transmission system with a built-in capacity of up to 8,000MW. The use of ultra high voltage (+ 800 kilovolt) minimises transmission losses.
The North-East Agra UHVDC link will have a capacity to transmit up to 6,000MW of clean hydroelectric power from the North-East Region of the country to Agra across a distance of 1,728km.
This transmission super highway will to a large extent ease the ever increasing power shortages in northern India.
The order value for BHEL is Rs1,590 crore. This is the largest order for BHEL in T&D sector. However, the value of the order for ABB could not be ascertained.
BHEL together with its partner ABB, Sweden, will execute the project involving system engineering, design, supply and installation of three HVDC converter stations. The first stage of the system is scheduled to be operational in 2014 and the second stage in 2015.
On Thursday, BHEL ended 2.82% up at Rs2,050.60 on the Bombay Stock Exchange, while Power Grid closed 0.46% up to Rs97.90. The benchmark Sensex gained 0.79% to 18,350.74.