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With the advent of high-end streaming media technology, the concept of doing live /on-demand webcast has gained popularity like never. Webcast allows to extend the reach of the event to all corners of the world, with no limitations of physical or geographical boundaries.

At National Informatics Centre, the events get an optimum webcast with flawless production quality. NIC’s webcast service offers various solution for an event, bringing onsite production, hosting, and streaming to millions of online viewers.

* Live Webcast: the transmission of live or pre-recorded audio or video to personal computers that are connected to the Internet. Participants can use a chat window to type in questions to the presenter during the session. Web casts simulate the look and feel of a live event and can even be recorded for later viewing for those who missed the original web cast. This method is also less expensive than satellite broadcasting.

* On-Demand Webcast: Pre-recorded clips are delivered, or streamed, to users upon request. A user who clicks a link to an on-demand clip watches the clip from the beginning. The user can fast-forward, rewind, or pause the clip. On demand streams can be created from archived live events or recorded clips.

Technology used at NIC:

* Encoder : Flash Media Live Encoder (FMLE)
* Server : NIC Media Streaming Server
* Player : HLS Player
* Protocols : HTTP / RTMP

NIC Webcast service includes:

* Onsite encoding engines that transmit media stream at the desired rate
* High Speed RF/Leased Line/Satellite connections to the distribution server
* User access packages—unlimited or blocks
* Archiving services for various events
* Aesthetically Designed Web pages announcing the upcoming events and providing links to the webcast

NIC has been providing live/on-demand webcast services to Central and State Government for important National, International and regional, educational events, conferences and other live events. Live webcast services are provided for Government TV channels such as Lok Sabha TV, Rajya Sabha TV, Doordarshan News, DD-Kisan, UGC – CEC higher educational channel, DD Punjabi among others on 24×7 basis.

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Important events such as Union Budget speech, President’s address to the nation, Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat & other speeches, Independence and Republic Day celebrations at New Delhi, Air Force Day, Dance and cultural Festivals, PIB press conferences, NIC Knowledge sharing, NKN events, proceedings of state assemblies, other national and international events/conferences like Make in India, Skill India, Start-up India, Digital India, International Yoga Day are covered using NIC Webcast services.

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