We first heard of XStreamHD in November of 2007. They’re working on a system to use satellites to delivery Full HD (1080p) video into homes with 7.1 sound (DTS-HD MA) in ‘Blu-ray quality’. More details appeared in December, and then in January to coincide with CES. I managed to visit their booth at CES 2008 and take some photos and gather more info. They popped up on the radar again briefly in October.
Well, it looks like they’re still out there working away, and they’ll be at CES 2009 next month. As will I, so I’ll try to check out their booth again. They issued a press release to announce a successful test of their transport system using the AMC-16 satellite. This confirms that their technology works using existing FSS (Fixed Satellite Services) capacity, which is part of their plan. They’ll use leased capacity on existing FSS satellites to distribute their content to end users.
Their technology and plans are interesting, but it remains to be seen if a new entrant can carve out a piece of the market. The last to try, Voom, didn’t succeed.
Dec 16, 2008 07:30 ET
XStreamHD™ Performs Successful Transport System Test
First Direct-to-Home Full HD Transport Network Company Validates Extraordinary Technology
MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ — XStreamHD, an emerging leader in the delivery and distribution of Full High Definition (HD) entertainment to the home, has successfully tested its revolutionary transport system.
The unique transport system, tested on the AMC-16 satellite at 85 degrees west longitude, enables XStreamHD to deliver Full HD movies, music, and games directly to subscriber homes throughout North America.
“By unlocking existing FSS (Fixed Satellite Service) capacity, our service delivers Full HD (1080p) content to homes, independent of Internet or cable congestion,” said George Gonzalez, founder and CEO of XStreamHD. “Our advanced technology enables consumers to experience a new level of quality, convenience and service never before offered.”
This test of the XStreamHD unique transport system validates the ability of the network to deliver Full HD (1080p), Blu-ray quality video with up to 7.1 lossless channels of DTS Master Audio. The company will offer its customers unparalleled access to movies, HDTV, music and electronic games.
XStreamHD will be showcasing its unique transport system at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show January 8-11, 2009 in booth #21402 in South Hall 1.
XStreamHD is leading the HD revolution, setting a new standard for the delivery and distribution of Full HD entertainment throughout the home. XStreamHD provides the first-ever transport network to deliver high-definition movies and music directly to the home via satellite — offering Full HD (1080p) video and up to 7.1 channels of lossless audio. With XStreamHD, consumers can build a customized, unique, and unparalleled in-home entertainment network and enjoy the content they want most — including movies, music, electronic games, broadcast HDTV, and more — when it’s most convenient, anywhere in the home, and at the quality today’s home theaters were designed to support. XStreamHD is based in McLean, Virginia.
For more information, visit www.XStreamHD.com.
CONTACT: James Mahoney, Vice President of XStreamHD, +1-703-852-1343,
Web site: http://www.xstreamhd.com/