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  • From: "Lauren Rotman" <>
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  • Subject: Global Music Concert Event to be Multicast Via MAGPI and the Internet2 Network
  • Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 11:15:45 -0400

Global Music Concert Event in Support of Environment to be Multicast Via
MAGPI and the Internet2 Network

July 7, 2007 at 4:00 a.m. EDT thru July 8, 2007 at 2:00 a.m. U.S. EDT

Join MAGPI, the University of Pennsylvania and Internet2 for a live
multicast of the Live Earth concert series. The global concert event is a
24-hour, 7-continent series of 8 concerts taking place on 7/7/07 that will
bring together more than 100 music artists and 2 billion people in the hopes
of catalyzing a global movement to help solve the climate crisis. Multicast
coverage of the concert's satellite feed begins at 4:00 a.m. EDT on Saturday
July 7, 2007 and runs until 2:00 a.m. EDT on Sunday, July 8, 2007. The event
is one of the first worldwide events to use multicast technology to
distribute high-quality video over the Internet2 network for a sustained 22
hour period.

Via Digital Video Transport System (DVTS) and MPEG2 multicast streams over
the MAGPI and Internet2 networks, audience members can view concerts and
performances streaming from Giants Stadium in New York; Wembley Stadium in
London; Aussie Stadium in Sydney; Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro;
Maropeng at the Cradle of Humankind in Johannesburg; Makuhari Messe in
Tokyo; the Steps of the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai; and HSH Nordbank
Arena in Hamburg.

Live Earth is a project of the SOS campaign, which is using a powerful
multimedia platform - films, television, radio, Internet, books, wireless
and others - to motivate people to combat the climate crisis. It marks the
beginning of a multi-year campaign led by the Alliance for Climate
Protection, The Climate Group and other international organizations to drive
individuals, corporations and governments to take action to solve global
warming. Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore is the Chair of the Alliance and
a Partner of Live Earth.

For more information visit:

**Please note that the MAGPI/University of Pennsylvania Global Concert
Multicast project is part of the Friends of Live Earth Global Screens
Program and is not directly affiliated with the Live Earth Concert.

For information on how to access the DVTS or MPEG2 multicast streams, visit:

Project partners for the multicast include: Penn Video Network, Montgomery
County Community College, Defenders of Wildlife and Internet2.

For more information please contact: Heather Weisse, MAGPI Applications
Coordinator at 215-573-6417 or

MAGPI provides regional and Internet2 connectivity to its member
institutions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. A division of
Information Systems and Computing at The University of Pennsylvania, MAGPI
is committed to promoting advanced applications, collaborations, and
services for the K20 research and education community through high
performance networking technology. For more information about MAGPI, visit

Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Internet2 is the foremost U.S. advanced
networking consortium. Led by the research and education community since
1996, Internet2 promotes the missions of its members by providing both
leading-edge network capabilities and unique partnership opportunities that
together facilitate the development, deployment and use of revolutionary
Internet technologies. Internet2 brings the U.S. research and academic
community together with technology leaders from industry, government and the
international community to undertake collaborative efforts that have a
fundamental impact on tomorrow's Internet. For more information:


  • Global Music Concert Event to be Multicast Via MAGPI and the Internet2 Network, Lauren Rotman, 07/03/2007

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