UrtheCast Could be Named Digital Alberta’s ‘Best Digital Startup’
Friday, June 1st, 2012
When UrtheCast was founded in 2010, it had a vision to provide the world with a view like none other – live video footage of planet Earth. In early 2013, this footage will be streamed from the International Space Station to UrtheCast’s social web platform, for free.
Each year, Digital Alberta celebrates Alberta’s leaders in development, innovation, and creativity in the evolving digital media industry. This annual awards program recognizes community leaders in 16 diverse categories.
This year, UrtheCast has been nominated in the category of ‘Best Digital Start up’. UrtheCast is thrilled to have been announced as a finalist in this class.
“UrtheCast is privileged to be a part of the strong digital community in Alberta,” says co-founder Cameron Chell.
The awards presentation ceremony will take place at Hotel Arts in Calgary, Alberta on Monday June 4th, from 5:30-11:00 p.m. For ticket information visit http://awards.digitalalberta.com.
About Digital Alberta
Digital Alberta is an industry-led organization devoted to promoting and connecting the thriving digital media community across Alberta, Canada. Through professional development workshops, advocacy work, education, event, and business development activity, Digital Alberta is building the digital media industry provincially and promoting it abroad.
UrtheCast (pronounced “EarthCast”) is a company created around a unique vision: to provide the world’s first live HD video feed of Earth from space. Working with world-class partners, and in exclusive relationship with Russian Aerospace giant RSC Energia, UrtheCast is building, launching, installing, and operating two cameras on the Russian segment of the International Space Station. Video data of Earth collected by the cameras will be downlinked to ground stations around the planet and displayed in near-realtime on the UrtheCast web platform, or distributed directly to exclusive partners and customers.