INSINC Webcasts Banff TV Festival for Third Consecutive Year

Thursday, June 8, 2000

Interactive Netcasting Systems (INSINC), a Vancouver-based Internet services company, announced today that it has been chosen to provide live Internet broadcasting of the 20th Annual Banff Television Festival.

The festival, June 13 – 19, 1999, brings together industry professionals from 40 different countries for this annual competition and conference at the Banff Springs Hotel.

INSINC, which specializes in audio and video “streaming” for the Internet, will make more than 20 hours of events from the conference available live and on-demand on the Internet.

Viewers will be able to use their PC’s web browser to view seminars, panel discussions and workshops as they happen. INSINC will create a unique feature page specifically dedicated to the Banff Rockie Awards on Monday night, featuring acceptance speeches, presentations, and other highlights. The awards ceremony will honour program excellence in 14 television genres. As well, daily wrap up features will complement each day’s programming.

“Our festival is about celebrating excellence in television on an international scale,” said the technical director of Banff Television Festival, Ric Proctor. “With INSINC’s support, we’re able to provide live and recorded video of festival events to anyone connected to the Internet wherever they are in the world.”

“Just as the festival is a great forum for many up-and-coming TV creators to showcase their talents, it is also a great showcase for ours at INSINC,” said INSINC founder and visionary, Hugh Dobbie. “Broadcasting such a world-class event for the second consecutive year, proves that the Internet is a truly viable communications and entertainment medium. Convergence has arrived!”

To view the Banff Television Festival, visit or INSINC’s own Multiple feeds will be available for online users from 28.8 modems to Cable/DSL and faster connections.

Based in Burnaby, B.C., Interactive Netcasting Systems (INSINC) offers a wide range of audio and video services for Internet applications. INSINC has provided streaming services for such clients as The Juno’s, Rogers Communications, CBS Television, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ericsson Professional Services, and many others. Information is available at