Friday, August 29, 2008

Democratic National Convention: A Resounding Success for Vertigo!


Vertigo's DNC team is sitting in the Denver airport right now after an exciting and exhausting week at the Democratic National Convention. We built the High Definition video website for the convention, and it was a huge success! We had a massive number of people around the world watch the convention live on our site, and what we achieved is an internet first. Never before has a live event of this historical importance been made available in quality that exceeds most HDTV broadcasts.

Additionally, our site broadcast the ENTIRE convention, not just the hour of primetime coverage offered by the TV networks, and the proceedings in their entirety are offered in Video On Demand form on the site.

You can check it out at gallery.demconvention.com.

For more information and pictures from our trip, check out the convention feature page on Vertigo's site here:
http://www.vertigo.com/dnc.aspx



Sunday, August 24, 2008

Vertigo Arrives at the Democratic National Convention!


Over the last couple of months, Vertigo has been building the High Definition, Silverlight-driven video website for the Democratic National Convention. 6 members of our team arrived in Denver yesterday, and we'll be supporting the site throughout the convention, which runs from Monday August 25 to Thursday August 28.

This is an exciting project for Vertigo, as we're breaking new ground. This is one of the biggest events to have ever invested this heavily in live, high definition quality coverage. The site allows Video on Demand as well as a full schedule, and will be available during and after the event. The site will really begin to "light up" this week as the live coverage begins, and a slew of high definition VODs begin to appear in our video gallery. The site can be viewed here:

http://gallery.demconvention.com

We got the opportunity to tour the convention floor at the Pepsi center last night, and I was very impressed by the visual design of the stage, as well as all the effort being put into the event.

Check out the pictures from our trip here.
Some screenshots from the app appear below. Note that the second image is actually a screenshot – not a picture we took!