Ubiquity files eight new broadcasting patents

Ubiquity Broadcasting, which plans to debut next-generation broadcasting technology with Time Warner Oceanic Cable's coverage of the Me Hawaii Ala Moana Bowls surfing competition next week, has filed for eight new patents supplementing their existing portfolio, the company said in a news release.

The surfing programming will be delivered via an IP backhaul that gives broadcasters more flexibility and mobility to provide an effective HD broadcast that can be simulcast over the Internet. This will mark the first time that sports is broadcast back on an IP backhaul on Time Warner's system, on the Internet, on Apple's iPad and iPhone and other mobile devices.

"After working on this for nine years, the technology has finally caught up," said Ubiquity founder Chris Carmichael, whose news release said that the new patents will "allow UBC to change the way the world views live broadcasts and simulcasts over the Internet, television and mobile devices."

For more:
- see the news release

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