Fans to view LIVE Web Cast from Red Carpet At Night of 100 Stars on Oscar Night.

Gateway Broadband in association with New Media Producer Robert King to telecast from Annual "Night of 100 Stars" Oscar Celebrity gala, at the Beverly Hills Hotel using MPEG-4


Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) February 28, 2004--Oscar night is a tradition that in many ways has remained unchanged over the last several decades. While the stars are decked out in their finest, and VIPs from around the globe vie for a spot at the hottest parties, the rest of the world gathers around the TV to look on with envy. Except this year, many will log in rather than tuning in.

This year, a group of celebrities, producers and technical gurus will gather at what is arguably Hollywood's hottest Oscar party:

Norby Walters & guests

Super-Agent Norby Walters Night of 100 Stars held at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The party has become known as a hotbed of digital technology--continually pushing the envelope with new methods of content distribution. This year, Gateway Broadband, New Media Producer Robert King, Technology Investments Director Ivar Hagberg as well as a group of technology companies led by HEURIS President, Brian Quandt will produce a host of new media projects at the star-studded party.

Included among the night's activities are streaming web casts, broadcast live from wireless web cameras on the red carpet and HD

Jack Jones

taping of special "reality TV" segments. Speedera Networks is providing the QuickTime Streaming Servers to stream the event over the Internet. Speedera is the same company that is delivering NASA's Mars Rover Web site as well the Web site for Fox Broadcasting's American Idol phenomenon and its flagship site

Marklu Henner

"We have everything from streaming at web-friendly MPEG-4 bit rates to very high-resolution HD content earmarked for DVD and HDTV distribution," said New Media Producer Robert King. "This is a great example of how the same exciting show is both recorded and distributed in a variety of formats to reach the largest audience with the maximum impact."

Naturally making all of these pieces work smoothly together requires a firm grasp of the technologies involved and some of the very latest equipment from prominent computer, telecommunications and video equipment producers. Speedera Networks, a leading provider of distributed application and content delivery services, is providing the QuickTime servers to stream the event over the Internet. Speedera is the same company that is delivering NASA's Mars Rover Web Site as well the Web site for Fox Broadcasting's American Idol phenomenon and its flagship site In addition, the group will use several JVC cameras including the JVC JY-HD10U, the world's first professional hand-held camcorder with full HD recording


capabilities, and the JVC GY-DV300U, a 3-CCD camcorder with built-in MPEG-4 streaming capabilities that records either to DV tape or onto a CF card. HEURIS, a leading digital video technology producer will provide the expertise to keep the event running smoothly.

JVC Dual-300

"We have exclusive access to some exciting pre-release technology for this project," said HEURIS President Brian Quandt. "We've selected several cameras from JVC including HD cameras and new cameras with web-streaming capabilities built right in. My job is to ensure that whether you're talking about low bandwidth video for streaming or very high resolution video for HD transmission, the video looks as ravishingly beautiful as the content."

Patrick Stewart

This year, as always, beautiful content will be everywhere. Over 100 celebrities from Hollywood and from around the world are expected to don their finest for this year's extravaganza. Previous attendees have included such notables as Peter Fonda, Lynn Redgrave, Richard Dreyfuss Tony Curtis and Neil Simon. A-list celebrities and Oscar excitement ensure that the digital distribution gets the requisite number of "eyeballs".

Norby Walters, Event Creator, says "This is an opportunity for fans for all over the world to share in what was otherwise a highly exclusive event."

About the Night of 100 Stars
On Feb 29 2004 the Beverly Hills Hotel will be the location for the arrival of 200 Academy stars who will again attend the hottest celebrity Oscar party in town The Night of 100 Stars Black Tie Oscar Dinner Gala. Norby Walters, well-known super-agent, reprises his role as Producer and Dinner Chairman. This formal sit-down dinner viewing party has always

included past Oscar winners and nominees who will pay tribute to their favorite award ceremony. The media has always rated this event as one of the top 3 parties. The Daily News rated this party as "....the number 1 Oscar party just for the sheer number of celebrities attending...."

Every year 50 Academy Award  Winners & Nominees have attended  including:


Peter Fonda, Danny Aiello, Diane Ladd, Caroll Baker, Rip Torn, Charles Durning, Dean Stockwell, Hope Lange, Lynn Redgrave, Theodore Bikel, Don Murray, Cliff Robertson, William H. Macy, Robert Stack, Michael Lerner, Samantha Eggar, Kevin McCarthy, Sally Kirkland, Glynis Johns, Terry Moore, Richard Dreyfuss, Burt Young, Karen Black, Edward James

Olmos, Eddie Albert, George Chakiris, James Cromwell, Red Buttons, Shirley Jones, Elliott Gould, Tony Curtis, Cathy Moriarity, Martin Landau, David Paymer, Robert Loggia, Rod Steiger, Brenda Vaccaro, Shirley Knight, James Whitmore, Shelly Winters, Pat Morita, Randy Quaid, Stuart Whitman, Carrie Snodgrass, Seymour Cassel, Lesley Ann Warren, Bruce Davison, Russ Tamblyn, Maximillian Schell, Eric Roberts, Linda Blair, Ernest Borgnine, Anthony Franciosa,

Patti Labelle & Dennis Hays

Robert Forster, Gary Busey, Patricia Neal




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