Shift The Intelligence Quotient

Overview

The Problem: The Unsustainability of Unicast

Consumers Are Cutting the Cord

More and more consumers are opting for contract-free Over-the-Top video from the likes of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, etc. instead of the expensive, device-bound, contract-bound, multi-channel linear TV offerings from Cable and Satellite service providers. The nasty surprise waiting for OTT consumers is the arrival of metered bandwidth services from their ISP providers.

The Metering Movement

Expensive metered data services are the norm for mobile users, but home broadband Internet connections have mostly offered flat-rate unlimited consumer access to the Internet. Comcast is already deploying tiered and metered services to address the rapidly growing congestion challenges due to Over The Top (OTT) consumer video consumption.

Video is Breaking the Internet

Video is anticipated to exceed 80% of all Internet traffic by 2018 (Cisco Sytems). The migration to HD, 4K, 8K,3D and extremely high resolution video applications (e.g. gaming, VR) will dramatically exceed the capacity of existing ISPs. The massively replicated but time shifted consumption patterns make unicast OTT video delivery grossly inefficient .

The Solution: Adding a Multicast Extension to the Internet

Quick As You Can Click

Streaming directly from home or mobile storage greatly improves the user experience and supports personalized advertising and quality. Users enjoy a much enhanced streaming experience directly from their local storage cache. All Internet tools and streaming technologies are used in the LAN, rather than the WAN.

Global Reach and Scalability

A hybrid broadcast/broadband OTT multicast streaming platform with original highly differentiated branded programming channels.

Original Content Creation

As a content creator using a free-to-air, advertising based business model, this allows control and benefits from every aspect of the emerging enhanced advertising environment.

The V User Experience

Plug and Play, User Self Installation via the V IQ Media Hosting Device

Satellite Antenna & OTT Server

Built in Beam Steering Satellite Antenna receives IP content and stores it onto the embedded memory for on-demand play-out, and also supports live streaming of IP video. Over-the-Top Box home media server (IP based, not cable or satellite set-top-box) manages everything UX/UI including your favorite video content and other IP streaming services.

TV (UHF & VHF)

Integrated television receiver connects to all local TV stations to receive free-to-air broadcasting directly onto the VIQ’s SSD and provide live streaming video play-out to any display.

WI-FI & ISP Connection

Send and receive connections to the internet through any ISP connection for CAS and DRM compliance, and transports the analytics for sent and received information with the cloud, and provides access to download “long tail” content. Wirelessly streams HD, 4K & 8K video to any display.

Consumer & Wholesale Business Models

Advertising-Supported Free To Air V Proprietary Content

Enhanced advertising with proof of action. Contextual consumer specific ad insertion. Option to opt out of advertising for a fee.

Revenue/Risk Sharing

Subscription distribution or pay-per-use content. V-Satcast is pioneering a number of innovative business models that are aligned with the transformational potential of the 21st century digital media market. Revenue and risk sharing with content owners and distributors open new opportunities at every level of media creation, curation, distribution and consumption.

Hosting & Distribution

Wholesale revenue for hosting and distributing the content of others. Risk sharing via revenue sharing. Enhances upside and minimizes downside.


Original Content

V-Satcast is building a vertically integrated rights free original content portfolio with 15 discrete BRANDS of new digital media content.

Content Approach

Eye

Impactful, beautiful, engaging visual images and video. Cinematic magic delivered to screens of all sizes.

Ear

Rich, dynamic, transformative sound that tells stories, sets the mood, and elevates production value.

Brain

Mass appeal intelligent. New content that transports, inspires, and engages the 21st century mind.

Production Efficiencies

Efficient Orchestration

A staff workflow that is in synch with the modern production tools and techniques unbound by tradition.

Efficient Staffing

No anchors or hosts. No reporters. No field producers.

Efficient Production

Most production done at Mac editing stations by cross-trained writers/producers/editors.

Monetization Via Advertising

Reporting

Requests, impressions, clicks, and click-through rate (CTR), the meat and potatoes of advertising analytics, is available in aggregate across all advertiser’s campaigns, and they can drill down to see how their individual campaigns are performing.

Inventory & User Management

Replace content on the fly and immediately deploy. Add multiple user accounts. All advertisers need to enable their business to manage their marketing.

Campaigns

Create standard campaigns (banner ads, leaderboards, interstitials, and skyscrapers), use their own, even serve video ads. Advertisers are not limited to any one type.

Team


Vern Fotheringham

Executive Chairman

Vern Fotheringham has been at the forefront of wireless and broadband digital network technology and service platform development for thirty years. He has pioneered mobile and broadband wireless technologies that now form the core of our 4G wireless networks, mobile satellite broadcast networks, and IP voice and data networks.

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He has been a consistent contributor and innovator in every sector of the field of commercial wireless communications. He has been a catalyst for innovation and change in the competitive telecommunications field globally through numerous direct entrepreneurial activities, and as an advisor or influencer on many successful projects for major service providers, system vendors, software application developers and hosted service operators. Throughout his career he has also been active as a public policy and regulatory advocate for new telecommunications service rules and standards, and as an inventor and creator of innovative new products and services.

Previously he was the Chairman and CEO of Kymeta Corporation, where he led the development of the next generation of mobile broadband satellite communications systems leveraging new metamaterial antenna technology to enable mobile connectivity to traditional fixed satellites.

He also serves as the Chairman and Founder of Edge Spectrum, Inc. a nationwide UHF TV spectrum based hybrid broadcast-broadband Content Delivery Network providing a multicast extension to the Internet. He is also the Executive Chairman of V-Satcast, Inc. which is implementing a satellite based content delivery network in concert with major international satellite system operators.

Throughout 2008-2009 he served as the Acting Chief Technical Officer of Nextlink Wireless, Inc. (XO Communications) the nationwide LMDS licensee. Between 2002 and 2006 he was the President and CEO of ADAPTIX, Inc. (formerly Broadstorm, Inc.) a world leader in the development of the core OFDMA technology as now embedded In the 4G Mobile WiMAX and LTE networks. ADAPTIX, Inc. pioneered and secured patent protection for the core technology of what is now LTE and the IEEE 802.16(e) standard for OFDMA high-speed, scalable, interference adaptive, broadband IP radio systems.

Earlier in his career he was a direct participant with the development and international expansion of the cellular telephone industry, working on projects in the US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Sweden, Hong Kong, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Bangladesh. Vern was also centrally involved with the creation and development of the mobile satellite industry at Omninet (now Qualcomm), AMSC (now Ligado Networks), NORCOM (now Wireless Matrix), and Digital Satellite Broadcasting Corp. (DSBC/Satellite DARS). As a consultant to McCaw cellular he led the acquisition of a US nationwide license for air-to-ground communications services (Claircom / AT&T Wireless), and also captured the first GSM license in Hong Kong (SmarTone) for his clients.

He is the co-author of “Wireless Broadband: Conflict and Convergence” published in November 2008 by IEEE-Wiley about the multifaceted evolution of wireless technology, its applications and convergence.

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Lee Abrams

CEO

Lee Abrams has been shaping the American radio and media industry for over four decades. During the past 40+ years, he has brought unparalleled ratings and economic success to nationwide satellite and radio stations in over 400 markets, including 97 of the top 100. In 1993, Newsweek listed Abrams as one of America’s “100 Cultural Elite” for his contributions to creating the modern radio; and Radio Ink listed Abrams as one of the 75 most important radio figures of all time.

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Lee Abrams is the founding Partner of TouchVision a revolutionary re-imagination of the 24/7 News format for TV, Tablets and Mobile phones. The service was launched nationally in the winter of 2013. Prior to TouchVision, Abrams was The Tribune Company’s Chief Innovation Officer responsible for helping re-invent the scores of TV stations, cable channels and newspapers that are owned by Tribune, as well as to help create a new and modern innovation focused culture. While at Tribune, Abrams re-named and re branded cable station WGN-AMERICA, re-structured and energized the creative departments for the TV group, led and oversaw the redesigning and restructuring of newspapers including The Chicago Tribune,  The Baltimore Sun and The Orlando Sentinel. 

For 10 years before joining Tribune, Abrams pioneered the field of satellite radio as XM Satellite Radio’s Chief Programming Officer. Abrams joined XM as their first employee in June 1998 to create the satellite radio broadcasting industry. Lee was responsible for designing the programming, hiring, overseeing and training a staff with the mandate to re-invent the sound of radio. With 150 stations to develop and program, Abrams was once again challenged to reinvigorate the radio landscape. While at XM, Abrams was responsible for creating programming by signing and developing unique content and formats by timeless icons such as Bob Dylan, Quincy Jones, BB King, Wynton Marsalis, Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Tom Petty and others into the XM fold to create passionate original programming.

In 1989, Abrams was a founder of Satellite Music Network (Acquired by Disney’s CapCities/ABC Radio Networks) where he served as Managing Director and oversaw the over 11 satellite delivered formats delivered to over 1,000 stations. In this role he was instrumental in the creation and launch of Radio Disney. 

As a founding partner, in 1973, of Burkhart/Abrams, the Atlanta-based consulting giant, Abrams invented and built Album Rock, the first successful FM format. He also designed numerous other highly successful radio formats including the first Classic Rock format at San Francisco’s KFOG; the first FM Urban/Dance format at New York’s WKTU, among others. His corporate clients have included every major broadcast group.

Musically, Abrams produced the Grammy-winning CD “Ah Via Musicom” by Eric Johnson—the highest selling rock instrumental album ever, and has appeared on several Alan Parsons Project CD’s, and worked with major labels and recording artists as a consultant, executive producer and label head. Among his clients have been music industry pioneers, such as The Moody Blues, Yes, Asia, Iron Maiden, Bob Seger, Island Records and Capitol Records.  Abrams’ other media projects have included the redesign of Rolling Stone magazine, the launch of TNT Cable Network, MTV, the American marketing consultant to Swatch, Disney and as an advisor to dozens of entertainment companies.

Abrams has been the subject of feature articles in hundreds of consumer publications including Playboy, Esquire, New York Times, People, The Los Angeles Times, The BBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, appeared as a guest on “The Apprentice” series with Donald Trump and is a frequent speaker at Universities and Industry functions.

Abrams resides in Chicago and is a Commercial and Instrument rated pilot, musician and is currently writing “Solutions for a Creatively Starved Planet” (working title) to be published in late 2016.

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Quincy Jones

Co-Founder/Adviser

Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company executive, and humanitarian. His career spans six decades in the entertainment industry and a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, 28 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991.

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Jones came to prominence in the 1950s as a jazz arranger and conductor, before moving on to work prolifically in pop music and film scores.

In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, their "The Eyes of Love" for the Universal Pictures film "Banning". That same year, Jones was the first African American to be nominated twice within the same year for an Academy Award for Best Original Score, as he was also nominated for his work on the film In Cold Blood (1967). In 1971, Jones was the first African American to be named as the musical director and conductor of the Academy Awards ceremony. In 1995 he was the first African American to receive the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. He is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the African American who has been nominated for the most Oscars; each has received seven nominations.

Jones was the producer, with Michael Jackson, of Jackson's albums "Off the Wall" (1979), "Thriller" (1982), and "Bad" (1987), as well as being the producer and conductor of the 1985 charity song "We Are the World".

In 2013 Jones was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as the winner, alongside Lou Adler, of the Ahmet Ertegun Award. Among his awards, Jones was named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century.

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