SkyPort and CVBG open new broadcast frontiers

July 20, 2005

SkyPort and CVBG open new broadcast frontiers 

Continental Vista Broadcasting Group and another Houston-area company, SkyPort International Inc., are jointly pioneering a powerful, economical technology solution to enable vast new and under-served video broadcast markets.

CVBG’s proprietary, Web-based television system can now be cost-effectively extended to remote or metro-area events such as sports, entertainment and business venues via SkyPort’s ultralight, transportable broadband satellite equipment.

The new technology combination will dramatically push down the cost of video production in locations that previously required heavy satellite communications equipment used over the past 30 years by the major broadcast networks. The SkyPort-CVBG solution can now empower virtually any indoor or outdoor event to be broadcast to the world via the Internet. Since the system is mobile and can be rapidly deployed, it can also offer a highly economical solution for electronic news gathering and a host of other applications.

“The Continental Vista technology, in conjunction with SkyPort’s flexible satellite-based service, offers a video content management and distribution solution we believe will be taken up by many of our industrial, government and enterprise customers. We are also very enthusiastic about supporting the high-growth markets that Continental Vista has pioneered,” said Roger Klotz, SkyPort’s President and CEO.

“SkyPort’s robust content delivery system combined with Continental Vista’s interactive broadcasting solution is a powerful response to industries in need of real-time communications and large, secure broadcast platforms,” said Greg Demetriades, CEO of Continental Vista Broadcasting Group.  

SkyPort International is a leading provider of communication services based at Ellington Field in Houston, serving the military, enterprise and industrial markets with advanced satellite and terrestrial technologies. Visit
www.skyportsecure.com for more information.

CVBG’s cutting-edge broadcasting solution enables content owners and rights holders in virtually any industry to broadcast live and on-demand events and programming worldwide. Content owners, advertisers and viewers can benefit from the broadcast system’s interactive features and revenue streams. Visit
www.continentalvista.tv to learn more.      

Continental Vista Broadcasting Group, a cutting-edge interactive broadcasting company, enables content owners to easily and cost-effectively broadcast live and on-demand content via digital Internet networks, including MSBN for sports, First Cut Live for entertainment, Lexipont for academic and corporate education, Politically Yours for political content, and Your Devotion for faith-based content. More networks are under development. CVBG’s proprietary broadcasting system also includes interactive communication and advertising features. To learn more, please visit
www.continentalvista.tv.  

Houston Technology Center (HTC) is a business accelerator that assists emerging technology companies within several key industries: Energy, Information Technology, Life Sciences and NASA-originated technologies. A non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation, HTC helps Houston-based entrepreneurs grow their businesses by providing them with in-depth business guidance and access to capital and professional services. Entrepreneurs also benefit from exposure and networking opportunities provided by HTC events. To learn more, visit
www.houstontech.org.
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