ACE Stream for business
ACE Stream for business
ACE Stream for business
ACE Stream for business
For TV-channels
For providers
For advertisers
For advertisers

ACE Stream – outstanding audio-visual quality for Internet online broadcasts, with the lowest cost of storing and delivering content!

The best software in the world for online playback of audio/video content in BitTorrent networks, proven with millions of users in a pilot project, Torrent Stream, is now available for professional use and commercial exploration!

We are pleased to introduce you to ACE Stream, combining a huge number of innovative solutions and effective monetization tools for:

  • Operators of OTT (Over the Top) services, as well as direct developers of software platforms for such services
  • TV channels
  • Broadcasters
  • Organizers of webinars/distance education
  • Internet services using AVoD (Audio and Video on Demand) and Live Stream functions
  • Social networks, file storages and video hosting
  • Content providers/distributors of audio and video content
  • CDN operators
  • VPN services
  • Telecommunication/Internet providers
  • Developers of software players and media-centers
  • Producers of SmartPhones, TV consoles, TV sets, and any other gadgets with multimedia player that have Internet access

What does ACE Stream technology provide?

1. The best audio-visual quality for online broadcasts (Live Stream) and AVoD (Audio and Video on Demand) on the Internet.

2. Quick start, easy scalability and minimal burden on central servers.

3. The lowest cost of storing and delivering content.

4. Possibility to perform a global streaming (broadcast from one point to any other in the world) without involving CDN operators. Provides the highest level of stream stability, which cannot be achieved by standard methods of CDN, including absence of the last mile problem.

5. Maximum audience coverage.

6. No need to limit users’ choice of player and/or media-center, when playing copyright content.

7. Respect and protection of copyrights and all commercial interests using BitTorrent protocol. Any model of monetization (advertising, subscriptions, one-time access, etc.) will be unchanged and protected in the most reliable way, allowing full use advantage of P2P and BitTorrent protocol in particular!

8. Decentralized social component.

9. Ability to localize incoming foreign BitTorrent traffic within Internet provider networks more than on 90%.

10. Effective tools for monetization and maximum profitability:

  • High profit tools for Internet broadcasts monetization for TV-channels (Digital Ad Insertion, Conditional Access System, IOTT (Interactive-Over-The-Top)).
  • Convenient mechanism of TV-channel rebroadcasting with a new model for effectively managing licensing rights and accurate, independent statistical data.
  • Additional sources of income without additional investments for telecommunication/Internet providers.
  • Global content distribution system.
  • Ability to create new, innovative products and services, based on ACE Stream technology.
  • And a lot of other features.

11. A unique feature that allows you to show promotional video in FullHD (720p and 1080p) without delay (leaving for buffering), even if the speed of the user's Internet channel is lower than promotional video bit rate.

And this is just a part of what ACE Stream provides!

Introduction

For a long time our innovative software allowed users of Torrent Stream System to enjoy high-quality playback many times greater than the level of audio-visual quality of all existing VoD (Video on Demand) broadcasts performed on OTT (Over the Top) systems that use a centralized system of storing and delivering content.

Testing TS System in a decentralized mode, with no central servers to support streams, provided the best economic effect — a cost of storing and delivering content equal to zero! Before ACE Stream products were released there were more than 100 million online views, with the total number of traffic consumed exceeding 300 petabytes. A VoD service relying solely on standard CDN operators would experience traffic alone costs of more than $30 million (based on an average cost of services $0.1 for 1GB of traffic).

More than two years of testing, constant improvement, and results have allowed us to present you with a new product opening incredible, innovative features in Internet broadcasting while providing the most reliable and efficient system for storing and delivering content.

P2P CDN

ACE Stream is a peering system/network of storing and delivering multimedia content of a new generation.

Overview of main product and technology

ACE Stream HD – Manager of multimedia streams (the main product).

ACE Stream HD is a specialized product, designed as a universal cross-platform software application. Our product performs the role of a node in the peering system/network of storing and delivering content, with a function of autonomous control and adaptive distribution of multimedia data streams.
(Universal means that the same application can be used for both server and client, while still performing different functions and tasks).

ACE Stream HD uses technology based on P2P (peer-to-peer), developed on the basis of BitTorrent protocol, which is acknowledged as the most effective protocol for transmission/delivery of heavy content! At the same time, this product provides the maximum level of content protection against unauthorized distribution, allowing you to use BitTorrent protocol for commercial use with any model of monetization (advertising, subscriptions, one-time access, etc).

Server side

The server application is necessary for providing work of certain service functions:

1. Live Stream

  • Application works as a source of live broadcast in the peering network.
  • Application works as a support node providing necessary scalability for the live broadcast.

2. P2P Proxy Stream. Ability of substitution/transformation of P2P-traffic into HTTP/HTTPS or any other within a trice (the change of data transfer protocols will be implemented instantly in real time)! This function allows you to receive data on the node/server via BitTorrent, or simultaneously via multiple network protocols (HTTP + BitTorrent), and pass them still further as needed. Application options:

  • This feature allows creation of various, comfortable, and efficient models of CDN construction. For example, transfer of data between CDN nodes is performed using P2P via BitTorrent, while data is delivered to the consumer from the closest nodes via HTTP or any other protocol. The reverse substitution and transformation can also be used from HTTP to BitTorrent, or using different mixed modes of multithreading – receiving data simultaneously via several HTTP protocols + BitTorrent, and transferring via still another protocol.
  • Extension of service capabilities of VPN operators. This feature allows VPN operators to provide their users with a new innovative service that allows playing online audio and video content distributed by BitTorrent-network (transport files such as torrents, tstream, acelive, acestream, as well as magnet-links such as Swarm and Content ID) via HTTP/HTTPS or another convenient for the client protocol without any need to wait or implementation of a full pre-load of content on their servers.

The most important advantage of this feature is a unique opportunity to perform in real time transformation of P2P traffic into HTTP or other. This function works for transmission of audio/video content online and has no comparison in the world!

Client side

One of the main functions of the client application ACE Stream HD is HTTP2P. This is an innovative protocol of adaptive distribution of multimedia data streams. It provides a combination on client (user's device) packages/pieces of data, coming together from different sources via different network protocols (including BitTorrent) to form a single and stable stream of data at the user’s maximum Internet channel speed.

Another important feature is a mechanism of multicast and decentralized stream support whereby each client application works not only in client’s mode, receiving the stream, but also in server mode, sending the stream to other clients, and acting as a full network node of content delivery.

ACE Stream HD also provides an effective system of decentralized storage of data, carrying out long-term caching of audio and video content on the user's device. This allows to use client application as a full support node for VoD services during and after user content playback. This longer period of caching allows maximum opportunities and resources of use, thereby significantly reducing the cost of VoD services in comparison with those applying another technology and model of P2P. An example is RTMFP protocol from Adobe, which was not designed to provide creation of the necessary effective cache, which makes P2P function from Adobe Flash absolutely not effective and almost useless for VoD services. In simple, RTMFP does not enable swarming solutions!

Advantages of using ACE Stream over other centralized CDN models:

1. Quick start and efficient scalability. Expensive and specialized equipment are not required! Quick and easy installation of software, almost on any server, allows you to organize broadcasts and connect the required number of servers/nodes of support in hot mode (during the broadcast) in the shortest time. Software unfolds over the standard CDN, without changing the network architecture or violating the main path of traffic, allowing you to effectively use the functional possibilities of ACE Stream, improving the work of already established and operating CDN models. Additional features and even greater effect can be achieved by using a unique new feature, P2P Proxy Stream.

2. A new HTTP2P protocol. The best from two protocols (HTTP и BitTorrent) is combined together

The ability of simultaneous transmission of data to the client from different sources/nodes via different network protocols, with their transformation/combination on the client into a single stream.

(For example, if the content is distributed from multiple network addresses via http protocol, as well as through P2P network via BitTorrent protocol, then using this feature, the recipient/client can specify several sources (HTTP server №1 + HTTP server №2 + HTTP server №3 + P2P), and the client software will receive by their own request, pieces/packages from the most efficient source. In this scheme HTTP serves only as a support, but an entire priority is given for P2P!

3. The best method of redistributing sources/nodes between users.

Using ACE Stream, you do not have to install expensive and complicated systems that provide redirection of user requests to the closest and less loaded nodes/servers. Just specify the pool of nodes/servers of support in a particular area of the traffic exchange, and the client application itself will receive data packages from the pool of specified nodes/servers in the most effective way.

4. Steady stream. The multiplicity of sources, in conjunction with multithreading modes, as well as excellent resistance of the technology to package loss, provides a high level of stability of the stream, which cannot be provided by any existing CDN operator.

5. Problem of the last mile is solved! The technology of data delivery ACE Stream does not depend on the geographic location CDN operator servers, thus solving the problem of the last mile.

6. The low cost of storing and delivering content. Creation and maintenance of AVoD services and channels with live broadcasts (Live Stream) when using ACE Stream solution in architecture, allows you to achieve cost savings up to 99.9% compared to all existing world CDN models.

7. Minimal burden on central servers. Low burden on central servers/nodes is achieved by reallocating requests between user/client nodes.

8. Highly reliable data storage. Geographically distributed storage of data in encrypted form.

9. The fastest, easiest and most reliable way to create global streaming. There is no more need to collect a pool of CDN operators from all over the world to provide a reliable stream and quality audiovisual level of broadcasts/shows for users in different countries.

ACE Stream turns inside out the standard CDN model, turning it into a hybrid CDN where central operator nodes now operate as support servers only, and all the main traffic is distributed between consumers, providing the best level of stream stability with a large cost reduction for content delivery.

ACE Stream Media media-platform and its basic components

For OTT operators and any other services that use functions of AVoD and Live Stream we prepared a comprehensive solution called ACE Stream Media.

ACE Stream Media is an innovative, new generation media-platform, with a decentralized distribution system of storing and delivering content, designed to create high-quality internet services with AvoD functions (audio and video on demand) and Live Streaming, with an extensive social and interactive component (IOTT).

Basic components of ACE Stream Media platform:

Server side

1. Software application ACE Stream HD can work simultaneously as:

  • live broadcast source
  • live broadcast support node/server
  • P2P Proxy Stream

2. ACE Stream API. with documentation, examples, and ready solutions.

Client side

1. Software application ACE Stream HD can work simultaneously as:

  • client
  • live broadcast source
  • live broadcast support node/server
  • home media server

2. ACE Stream P2P Multimedia Plug-in for web browsers is similar to such plug-ins as Flash, Silverlight, DivX, etc., but using libvlc library (the base of VLC – one of the most popular desktop players in the world). This plug-in brings all power of VLC on web pages, allowing users to plunge into the world of high-quality audio and video without leaving the site pages. Web-player, based on ACE Stream Multimedia Plug-in, is the most functional web-player in the world with lots of possibilities for web-services developers and users!

3. ACE Player HD is a desktop version of the multimedia plug-in, based on VLC, which in addition to its basic multimedia functions, also allows the user to play online audio and video files via transport files (.acelive, . acestream, .torrent, .tstream) or special protocols/links, which are provided by the publisher/author of the content.

Additional advertising features for the basic configuration of ACE Stream Media platform:

Ads during a pause – the ability to publish interactive ad spots, prepared in HTML5 or Flash, which will be displayed in the user’s player when he presses on pause. This ad spot will be very effective for companies engaged in selling goods and services on the Internet. For example, the user, without leaving the player window and Full Screen mode, will be able to buy an interesting discount coupon and continue watching the video.

Note: All client products can be styled by request, taking into account elements of the service’s brand, which uses ACE Stream Media platform.

Exclusive complete set of ACE Stream Media platform by order! ACE Stream Media Platform can be completed by order based on interests and wishes of customers. For example, the support of web-players on HTML5 can be enabled, and instead of VLC, another player or full-featured media-center, such as XBMC, can be included to the package, or even a full market of products including ready hardware solutions, such as set-top boxes to TV sets, can be prepared in order not to limit the user in his choice and providing him with a wide range of different products.

ACE Stream opens a new era in TV and Internet broadcasting!

About key features provided by ACE Stream technology for TV-channels

1. High profit tools for Internet broadcasts monetization for TV-channels (Digital Ad Insertion, Conditional Access System, IOTT)

2. Live broadcasts in Full HD with possibility of global streaming for unlimited number of simultaneous viewers

3. VoD (Video on Demand) using the most effective P2P protocol

4. Quick start, easy scalability and minimal burden on central servers

5. The lowest cost of broadcast organizing in the world

6. The highest level of stream stability and absence of the last mile problem

7. Wide audience coverage

8. Convenient mechanism of TV-channel rebroadcasting with a new model for effectively managing licensing rights and accurate, independent statistical data

More detailed:

1. High profit tools for Internet broadcasts monetization for TV-channels

Digital Ad Insertion (DAI) function provides seamless substitution of standard TV-advertisement (shows are not paid when broadcasting TV-channel for the Internet-audience) into targeting and paid video-advertisement directly intended for showing on the Internet according to international VAST 3.0 and VMAP 1.0 standards.

Note: This feature allows TV-channel to efficiently and cost-effectively be entered into the Internet market, covering a newer, larger audience of Internet users, while gaining a share in multibillion market Internet-advertisement without limiting boundaries to one country.

Conditional Access System provides an effective and reliable system of managing access rights for Internet broadcasts providing paid TV-channels (Pay TV) the ability to perform their broadcasts on the Internet.

Note: Distribution of Pay TV/Pay per View model to Internet users allow TV-channels to significantly expand client base and increase sales. In addition, this system is greater than the standard access card system.

IOTT (Interactive-Over-The-Top) function – Creation of interactive services over broadcasts (standard: Flash, HTML).

Note: IOTT provides TV-channels with new possibilities, such as: arranging interactive voting, contests, lotteries and auctions; connecting sweepstakes for sport broadcasts; selling tourist certificates and accessories on travel channels, or connecting a fashion channel viewer to the actual clothes selling shops.

2. Live broadcasts in Full HD with possibility of global streaming for unlimited number of simultaneous viewers

Thanks to P2P technology and ability to play broadcast with the most productive multimedia players exceeding Flash or Silverlight, ACE Stream platform allows broadcast in Full HD (720p and 1080p, fps 50 with bit rate higher than 5 mbit/s) on user devices with relatively low productivity and without limitations of network capabilities of CDN operator.

There is no more need to gather pool of CDN operators from all over the world to provide reliable and stable stream for users from different countries. ACE Stream gives ability to make high quality video broadcasts from one point in the world to any other without involving CDN operators!

Note: No existing Live Stream service or standard CDN operator using unicast can provide live broadcast with the same high level quality, for the same number of viewers, that can be provided by the average ACE Stream user from his personal computer using home Internet-channel!

3. VoD (Video on Demand) using the most effective P2P protocol

ACE Stream uses in its core P2P (peer-to-peer) technology, BitTorrent protocol, which is acknowledged as the most effective protocol for transferring/delivering heavy content.

4. Quick start, easy scalability and minimal burden on central servers

Expensive and specialized equipment are not required. Quick and easy software installation on almost any server allows you to organize broadcasts and connect the required number of servers/nodes of support in hot mode (during the broadcast) in the shortest time.

Low burden on central servers/nodes is achieved by reallocating requests between user/client nodes without need for central service requests.

5. The lowest cost of broadcast organizing in the world

Traffic cost savings up to 99.9% compared to all Internet-services with Live Stream and VoD (Video on Demand) functions using standard CDN model.

Note: Hypothetically assuming the pool of the biggest world CDN operators can provide broadcast to 5 million simultaneous viewers in Full HD (with bit rate 10 mbit/s) at $0.046 per 1 GB, a one hour broadcast could cost $1,000,000. When using ACE Stream these costs may decrease more than a 1000 fold!

In fact: Over the test period up to the ACE Stream software publication release date, more than 100 million online VoD views were made by users, exceeding 300 Petabytes of consumer traffic. Assuming the complete burden lay with the cost of a global VoD service relying solely on services of standard CND operators, its costs only traffic would have been more than $30,000,000 — based on an average cost of services $1 per 1GB of traffic.

Due to an effective data caching system, ACE Stream technology exceeds many times all other existing P2P solutions regarding traffic savings for web-services with VoD function, such as services using RTMFP protocol from Adobe, which does not provide necessary effective cache for VoD—RTMFP is generally not designed for such purposes (RTMFP does not enable swarming solutions!))

6. The highest level of stream stability and absence of the last mile problem

The multiplicity of sources, in conjunction with hybrid mode of data delivery (mixing protocols for data delivery), as well as excellent package loss technology resistance, provides a high level of stream stability which cannot be provided by any existing CDN operator.

ACE Stream data delivery technology does not depend on CDN operator geographical location servers — solving the problem of the last mile.

Note: All user devices are both clients and servers/nodes, with data arriving to client from other users closest to him.

7. Wide audience coverage and incredible possibilities for viral broadcast distribution — all with respect to complete commercial interests

It is achieved by unlimited variety of user devices/players, as well as by methods of publication/distribution and access to broadcasts.

Note: Using ACE Stream you can allow your users to watch broadcasts and use your interactive services (sweepstakes, Internet-shops, various social functions and games, etc.) not only on your web-site, but also on any other site, various desktop players, media-centers, and other applications supporting ACE Stream technology. Such possibilities will provide a significant increase in TV-channel audience due to the wide choice of publication methods and broadcast access while providing a perfect environment and possibilities for mass viral distribution of your TV-channel broadcast on the Internet. Full protection of your rights and commercial interests will be respected. Your monetization model will be unchanged, working more effectively, thus being protected in the most reliable way! Give more freedom while gaining more viewers/users and profit!

8. Convenient mechanism of TV-channel rebroadcasting with a new model for effectively managing licensing rights and accurate, independent statistical data

ACE Stream suggests a new convenient tool for distribution while accepting standard distribution models.

Create and use transport file .acelive as a derivative product for author and license when providing rights on rebroadcasting of your broadcast with interactive service function (interactive channel).

Note: A small file with unique hash-amount parameters is generated by specialized software, derived from subject of copyrights through which your channel broadcast can be performed on the Internet.

What for: Expanding your channel audience via users of various Internet-services and telecommunication providers creating new subscribers, convenient and effective model content distribution, managing access rights, and obtaining accurate independent statistical data.

Statistics and managing access rights

  • 100% accurate statistical data, considering all rebroadcasting sources of users and views of your interactive channel.

    Note: Create maximum profitable conditions for partners when providing and selling rebroadcasting rights by offering accurate accounting of users/subscribers of third-party services who gain access to watching your channel.

  • Reliable mechanism of accounting and managing access rights of users/subscribers

Note: You will always have ability to regulate on the technical level compliance of license and/or partnership terms when providing rights on rebroadcasting of your TV-channel, both at paid and advertising model of your channel. You will always be able to open and/or limit access to broadcast for any user/subscriber of the third-party service rebroadcasting your channel, in order to comply with various licensing conditions: according to conditions of paid subscription; based on limits of licensee subscribers’ number to which license was issued; according to geo/ip and other necessary parameters.

ACE Stream is a new era of Internet broadcast and unlimited possibilities for TV-channels!

About key features provided by ACE Stream technology for a telecommunication provider

1. The best in the world solution for organizing high-quality AVoD services (Audio and Video on Demand) and OTTV (Over the Top Television)

  • No need to have a license for IPTV!

  • Quick start and effective scalability. Expensive and specialized equipment are not required. Quick and easy software installation allows you to launch the work of services, based on ACE Stream technology, and provide necessary scalability in hot mode in the shortest time.

  • P2P (peer-to-peer) technology, based on BitTorrent protocol, is in the core. BitTorrent protocol is acknowledged as the most effective protocol for transferring/delivering heavy content (files with large data volume). This allowed providing a great advantage over any standard OTT solution that uses HTTP protocol in its core.

  • A new HTTP2P protocol. The best from two protocols (HTTP и BitTorrent) is combined together! The ability of simultaneous transmission of data to the client from different sources/nodes via different network protocols, with their transformation/combination on the client into a single stream.

  • Minimal burden on central servers. Low burden on central servers/nodes is achieved by reallocating requests between user/client nodes.

  • The highest level of stream stability. The multiplicity of sources, in conjunction with multithreading modes, as well as excellent resistance of the technology to package loss, provides a maximum level of stability of the stream, which is significantly greater than any solution using unicast/multicast.

  • Convenient system of managing access rights. A universal system of users’ authentication provides providers with a possibility of flexible managing access rights for their content in real time (creating packages of channels by user, access for watching any individual live show, rights for recording and/or receiving some additional content, etc.).

  • Data protection. Encryption of cached data using 128 bit key that provides protection against unauthorized use of copyright content, when it is cached on the client’s device.

  • The ability to use an additional protection of copyright content. Considering that ACE Stream HD application performs only the function of distribution and stream control and can be integrated with any player including those that have DRM support, there are no restrictions on the use of additional DRM, as long as such DRM can be used to transfer data via HTTP protocol.

  • Unlimited range of publishing methods and user devices. Using ACE Stream you can publish content through your web sites and/or various media-centers without limiting your user in choosing a device or a player. At the same time, regardless the method of publishing content or user device, where he plays it, you will always have a full control over access rights for your content.

  • IOTT (Interactive–Over-The-Top). Creation of interactive services over broadcasts (standard: HTML5).

2. Localization of incoming foreign BitTorrent traffic

90% of foreign BitTorrent traffic can be replaced by local, in conjunction with providing new unique service functions and features that have no analogues in the world.

About some service functions and capabilities that can be available for your subscribers without any additional costs from provider’s side, when integrating system of BitTorrent traffic localization:

  • Ability that allows user to start online playback of audio and video content on any torrent tracker by one click, without the need to download torrents and waiting for content download.

    Addition of an optional service function Turbo Stream to this basic function, provided by our client software, will allow your subscribers to receive stream at the maximum available speed in your local network, regardless of the number and upload speed of other peers.

  • Online playback of audio and video content via torrents and magnet-links without using a torrent-client (specialized client application) by subscriber.

    This ability is achieved by integrating a server solution P2P Proxy Stream that provides substitution/transformation of P2P (BitTorrent) traffic into HTTP within a trice (in real time)! Any player that allows playing content through HTTP can be used by subscriber for playing torrents online.

    This function has to analogs in the world and it is irreplaceable for users of iOS devices (iPad, Iphone, Apple TV – that don’t use Jailbreak), different models of SmartTV and STB.

    This also provides subscriber with an additional privacy and protection when using BitTorrent networks.

BitCashe caching system that underlies the system of BitTorrent traffic localization is developed according to all legislative norms of Ukraine, as well as to section 512b of Digital Millennium Copyright Act, DMCA.

More detailed description of BitCashe you can find in additional materials.

Comment: Considering a great popularity of torrent trackers, using ACE Stream solution you will be able to noticeably relieve your network from incoming foreign BitTorrent traffic, getting financial benefit from this, as well as provide your clients with more quality service with innovative capabilities and services, raising your service to a higher level. This will give you a significant advantage over other Internet-providers that don’t use all functions of ACE Stream.

3. New innovative services and additional sources of income

  • Creation of new premium services:

    • Turbo Stream - Download audio and video content from the most popular BitTorrent-trackers, at the maximum possible speed in the local network of Internet-providers, regardless of number and upload speed of other peers.

    • Virtual BitTorrent-client (cloud service, based on P2P Proxy Stream). Ability of substitution/transformation of P2P-traffic into HTTP/HTTPS or any other within a trice (the change of data transfer protocols will be implemented instantly in real time)! This function allows you to receive data on the node/server via BitTorrent, or simultaneously via multiple network protocols (HTTP + BitTorrent), and pass them further to subscriber via HTTP protocol.

    • VPN Torrent Stream Mobi/Transcoding is P2P Proxy Stream function, but with additional feature of immediate transcoding in order to transfer audio and video to the user in an optimal format, which is understood by user devices: Smart Phones, iPad, iPhone, Smart TV, Xbox, PlayStation, etc.

      Any third-party solution can be used for transcoding.

  • Other additional sources of income

    • Income from ads. Advertising module, integrated into client application, allows posting the most expensive and effective promotional formats in any subscribers' players and media-centers using ACE Stream technology.

    • Services for all Internet users. Use ACE Stream technology features at maximum by opening an access to your premium services for subscribers of other Internet providers having the same united or general areas of traffic exchange for all Internet users. As a result you will get the maximum efficient use of your existing infrastructure, wide popularization of your brand, more users and profit, convenient ability to control incoming and outgoing traffic.

    • Selling services to other Internet providers (B2B).

      • Localization service of BitTorrent-traffic for all Internet providers who share with you a united area of traffic exchange. Use the capabilities of BitCashe system not only as a mechanism for localization of BitTorrent traffic in your own network, but also as an additional source of income!

      • Service aggregator of TV channels uses an innovative mechanism of retranslation of TV channels on the Internet, based on ACE Stream technology to create your own TV channel aggregation service. This provides the fastest, most convenient and efficient way to organize high-quality TV broadcasts for all other participant traffic area exchanges.

    • Providing service platform for OTT operators (Over the Top). Ability to perform broadcasts/shows for all of your subscribers in the best possible audiovisual quality, with reliable and stable stream, at 100% savings on traffic – this is what you can offer any operator of OTT service! In addition, due to the unique capabilities of client applications, it is possible to provide such OTT service with not only 100% savings on traffic, but also with additional nodes of streams support for content delivery to any other Internet user (by server and client nodes of support).

4. Abilities, available for users of ACE Stream products

  • VoD (Video on Demand) and viewing of TV channels in the best quality.

  • Online playback of torrent-files and magnet-links.

  • Torrent Stream accelerator function. BitTorrent protocol supports any views or downloads of content, regardless of the primary source of content delivery used for the network protocol. The possibility of simultaneous receiving data from multiple sources/nodes will be used when viewing content on the popular video hostings or downloading it from file storages such as YouTube, Vimeo, RuTube, Rapidshare, etc. This function will provide user with a maximum download speed by obtaining packages of data from the closest network nodes, while giving a provider the maximum localization of traffic. An example browser extension would be P2P YouTube.

  • Turbo Stream service function.

  • P2P Proxy Stream service function.

  • ACE Stream Mobi/Transcoding service function.

  • Possibility to encrypt audio/video files and their transmission channels.

  • Maximum protection of users and their privacy while participating in peering network.

  • Easy audio and video exchange. There is no longer need for special upload of your audio or video. No need to weary your friends and relatives with hours of waiting for a link and then wait again for its download. By a couple of clicks in a few seconds it will already be available for online playback.

  • Easy publication of audio and video on the Internet. Ability to demonstrate your audio and video on the Internet by publishing links, content code or web player on pages of sites, forums or blogs. The main feature: there is no need to pre-load audio or video on any hostings and file storages to publish it.

  • Personal cataloger (an additional web-service and a separate desktop application. It is under development).

    • Easy to fill an individual directory of audio and video:

      • Sharing folders and files with audio and video on your hard drive.

      • Filling the directory through different search engines.

      • Ability to send/transfer content and its description from the majority of the most popular sites and trackers to the directory by a couple of clicks.

      • Adding content to the cataloger via transport files and protocols (i.e., .acestream, .acelive, .torrent, .tstream, magnet, Content ID, Swarm ID, etc.) . For example, it will be enough to throw a torrent-file or package of similar transport files accumulated on the user's hard disk, to the cataloger. They will automatically be ordered in the user's directory, transformed into completed pages with description, all with covers and appropriate tags for searching.

    • Personal playlists - the ability to create a player with your own playlist by adding to the list of playback content from different sources.

    • Manual and automatic filing of information content by both title and description, as well as the ability to import information from primary release sources and largest databases.

    • Detailed information about actors, screenwriters, directors, artists, etc., which is automatically obtained from user-selected online resources.

    • Manual and automatic designing of personal web pages with the player, depending on the content, backgrounds, etc.

    • Quick search in the directory for many filters: name, release year, genre, artist, actor, director, country, words from the description, etc.

    • Convenient import, export of catalog content.

    • Automatic search of additional materials added to the directory: reviews, design elements, subtitles, soundtracks, etc.

  • Group directory. The ability to create a shared directory by various Internet users, combined into one group. In the shared directory you can add content from your personal directory and from any source, found in the network, by a few clicks.

  • Easy and convenient integration of personal and group directories within most social networks.

  • Possibility to create personal user Live Stream channels in 720p and 1080p formats. ACE Stream allows creating user channels with live broadcast in Full HD format, without need to involve CDN operators.

  • Custom virtual studio.

  • Possibility to include paid access to your copyright content and/or Live Stream channels, complemented with copy protection.

  • User will be able to use all sorts of players and codec/decoders for online playback of content using ACE Stream (there is no longer bound to one player!)

Proposal

Dear advertisers!

We offer you services for showing your promotional videos and other interactive ad materials to users of ACE Stream products.

We can provide significant audience expansion and greater efficiency for your ad campaigns. We provide the opportunity to compliment TV commercials with quality promotional videos and other highly effective ad formats for your Internet user audiences.

In March 2013 ACE Stream audiences consisted of more than 3 million unique users with a growth rate 40% per month! More than ninety percent of our users are 18-years and older. Half have higher education with some 6% holding scientific degrees. ACE Stream audience spans multiple countries with most users utilizing the Internet in place of television. Almost one hundred percent of users have wideband, high-speed Internet access, desiring high-quality audio-video Internet content. ACE Stream covers 99.9% of this need. Our audience is virtually unavailable for your ad campaigns (when using video ad in campaigns) unless supported by ACE Stream technology.

Our existing and future users may now become your clients and consumers!

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Promotional features and advantages of ACE Stream

1. Legal and judicial purity with maximum, wide-audience coverage

One hundred percent technical solution! There is no binding to web sites and content published there.

Your ad is placed in ACE Stream products/players which do not contain any audio or video content.

ACE Stream users watch ads as a conditional payment for using free versions of ACE Stream software products, but not as a conditional payment for the access to content, as it happens when ads are placed on web sites and/or through content providers. Displays/views of the ads have nothing to do with receiving, availability and visualization of audio and video content and do not influent on whether User will receive and/or visualize content that he wants to receive and visualize via ACE Stream software products.

Such solution provides advertisers with platforms of the highest level of quality and reliability, with the maximum audience coverage, while allowing to save time and get rid of unnecessary troubles and problems connected with searching quality ad platforms and with the control over content published there.

Any player that uses ACE Stream functions (technology) directly or indirectly, automatically becomes an ad platform for you, whether it is web player or desktop player, media center or Smart TV, or even a microwave with a screen and network output. Now any playback of video, from any sources and on any devices, can be accompanied by your quality ad materials.

2. The best audiovisual quality for publishing video ads in the world!

Video ads can be published in Full HD — 720р and 1080р!

One hundred percent of our users have wideband high-speed Internet access and our technology allows video stream delivery to users without delays, utilizing maximum speed for their Internet-channels. In addition, there is an ACE Stream unique feature – an innovative magic function. Ad Magic HD shows promotional videos in Full HD (720р and 1080р) without delay, even if the speed of user’s Internet-channel is lower than promotional video bit rate.

Note: High-quality video ads are important elements enhancing advertising campaign success! Low quality and frequent stops for buffering will not create anything but negative user attitude. Especially if the ad focuses on the visual perception of your product or service (hotels, landscapes and sights, clubs and restaurants, etc.), inferior quality is the same as anti-advertising, leading to decreased revenue. It is more profitable to avoid releasing an Internet video ad at all, than to release low-quality advertisement. Advertisers must have confidence their product is high-quality and received without interruption.

3. Using the most effective ad formats!

  • Pre-Roll Premium is a video ad shown before display/playback of video content. Duration of video ad can be up to 30 seconds when users start live broadcasts, and more than 30 seconds when Video on Demand (VoD) is chosen. The maximum duration of video advertisement cannot exceed 180 seconds. Parameters depend on video duration of main content chosen by user.

    Note: According to Online Publisher’s Association research data, and conclusions of experts from Atlas Institute mentioned in Atlas Digital Marketing Insight report, video ads with duration more than 30 seconds are the most effective. John Chandler-Pepelnjak, an analyst with Atlas, concludes “by defining video ad duration in the network one should prefer 30 sec video to 15 sec video and 1 min video to 30 sec video.”

    Pre-Roll Premium is the best format for brand popularization!

  • Interactive advertisement during a “pause” is an interactive advertising block, prepared in HTML5 or Flash, which will be displayed in the user’s player when he presses “pause”. This ad block will be very effective for companies engaged in selling products and services on the Internet. For example, without leaving the player’s window and Full Screen mode, the user will be able to book a hotel, buy a touristic certificate or a discount coupon, then continue watching their video.

    Interactive ad during “pause” is the best format for getting immediate response from a viewer and potential consumer when an order for products and services is available via the Internet. Effectiveness is further maximized when combined with Pre-Roll format.

  • Post-roll is video advertisement users can see immediately after the end of main content playback.

    For VoD (displays are performed when user plays video on demand).

    There are no duration restrictions for Post-roll video!

    Post-roll is the best format for promoting a specific product!

  • Post-Content is an ad block which will be shown to user after main content playback, when user presses «Full Stop» button (stop loading/playing the main content). It can be a common banner in the player's window, as well as video ad in Post-roll format.

    For Live Stream (displays are performed when user plays live broadcasts).

  • OverLay is a video ad format using modern features of video ads and contextual advertising. An ad banner which pops up over video, in the area of users current attention, is shown to user/viewer while viewing live broadcast.

    This format is much more effective than common banners in terms of creative opportunities and emotional impact, as well as on measured response (CTR). It allows to achieve quite high results when using this format in ad campaigns, especially in those that are designed to draw attention with help of special offers: lotteries or unique promotion events of your company, etc.

    OverLay is the format that allows you to present profitably your campaign to target audience, intrigued them with an interesting branding advertisement, getting the maximum response from the audience.

4. Ability to save money

If you have already invested money and time into a TV video advertisement, it can be used at a maximum, in its original version and familiar format, by utilizing ACE Stream platforms.

Note: Data obtained by Online Publisher's Association refutes a statement that online videos must be created specifically for the Internet and video ads should have a specific format, perpetuated in marketing for many years. Online Publisher’s Association found, however, the average user does not care whether he sees a new "network" video ad or one simply taken from television aired advertisement.

5. Non-blocking ads and complete viewing

No third-party software, including AdBlock, can carry out “cheats” and block advertising spots in the ACE Stream system. In addition, users of ACE Stream only pay for complete viewing — not just the program’s beginning. Users no longer have to pay for blank or imitation views.

6. Full control over advertisement management system

All advertisements in the ACE Stream system are carried out according to international standards, VAST and VPAID. This allows you to obtain independent statistics and gives ability to carry out video ads using your own or rented ad management systems, supporting specified standards.

7. Unique accessibility of target audience

ACE Stream utilizes various parameters for successfully reaching desired advertisement audiences.