VIDEOSHIP PARTNERS WITH CHINA’S CNLIVE TO CREATE RING7 FAST TRACK
VIDEOSHIP PARTNERS WITH
CHINA’S CNLIVE TO CREATE RING7 FAST TRACK
NEW RING7 FAST TRACK SERVICE, IN RESPONSE TO LATEST GREAT FIREWALL VPN REGULATIONS, WILL PROVIDE AUTHORIZED VIDEO CONTENT DELIVERY TO AND FROM CHINA
For Immediate Release: 8 April 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada – VideoShip Enterprise Ltd., a global leader in advanced workflow and distribution services for the broadcast and cable industries, announced today at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) annual gathering in Las Vegas, a strategic partnership with China’s CNLive to form Ring7 FastTrack, a new global service providing authorized video content delivery to and from the People’s Republic of China.
The new service is aimed at facilitating fast, secure and authorized video content delivery as new regulations in China take effect 1 April 2018 restricting the use of unauthorized Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) that have previously allowed traffic to circumvent China’s “Great Firewall”.
Tom Grimes, CEO and Founder of VideoShip, commented, “We are very pleased to be partnering with CNLive on Ring7 FastTrack. In addition to being one of the largest media distribution entities in China, they are one of the very few that is officially licensed by the Chinese government to authorize content entering or leaving the country. This provides a critical advantage in enabling agile, reliable content delivery in a complex market.”
CNLive will also provide Ring7 FastTrack with direct backbone connectivity to China Unicom, China Telecom and China Mobile, the top three major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) within China. CNLive has already started deploying VideoShip’s advanced Content Delivery Network (CDN) technology at all major ISP nodes across the country which will ensure that Ring7 FastTrack content can be ingested or delivered securely and as quickly as possible. In addition to providing distribution within China, the Ring7 FastTrack service will connect directly through the Great Firewall to the VideoShip global CDN network, providing secure end-to-end video content delivery around the world.
New regulations blocking the use of unauthorized 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 will only be 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.
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—will provide an authorized high-speed cost-effective alternative to publishing houses, broadcasters, content providers and others moving video program content to and from China.
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 NBC News, CNN, Cox Media, CBS, Comcast and Telemundo.
Media Release Contact:
Collin Grimes, VP Business Development