Weather Channel Moves Elemental to Internet Storm Front
Programmer uses encoders for live streaming video to mobile apps, Web services
By Todd Spangler, Multichannel News -- Broadcasting & Cable, 3/5/2013 10:40:57 AM
The programmer has deployed the Elemental Live software, which runs on off-the-shelf graphics processing units (GPUs) instead of special-purpose chips, in its Atlanta operations center, according to the companies.
The Weather Channel uses the systems to format and stream video to its mobile applications, which have been downloaded more than 100 million times for all tablets and smartphones. The cable network reaches 38 million mobile consumers plus 50 million users on Weather.com and desktop platforms.
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