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Streamdays Drafted for Stonehaven Fireball Webcam

December 11th, 2008 by Ian

Hogmanay / New Years Fireball Swinging WebcamStreamdays, has recently been chosen to host the live Axis webcam of the Stonehaven Fireball Association.

Until now the webcam has been streaming live to the website of the fireball association and for 11 months of the year this works fine. However, in December the webcam receives a huge increase in traffic due to the annual Fireball swinging ceremony which is held every New Year’s Eve (or Hogmanay, as it’s known by the Scots).

Last year the webcam proved to be such a hit that the servers stopped responding at around 10pm and didn’t recover until well after the event had finished! This left most viewers disappointed and plans were cast to prevent a reoccurence.

The association contacted us, Network Webcams, who operate Streamdays to see what could be done. They decided that StreamdaysRELAY would be the most suitable package due to its ability to accommodate an unlimited amount of simultaneous viewers, this far exceeded the capacity of the original setup and will ensure no dropouts during prime time.

If you find yourself on the Internet this New Year why not logon to the Fireball swinging web camera and enjoy the festivities from the comfort of your own, warm home – you won’t be the only one!

Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Live Streaming Video from the Elephant House Cafe, George IV Bridge

August 5th, 2008 by James Drinkwater

Inside The Elephant House Tea and Coffee Room

A new StreamdaysTRUESTREAM streaming web camera has been installed at The Elephant House tea and coffee shop in Edinburgh.

Located in the historic city centre of Edinburgh, The Elephant House tea and coffee shop is a popular and vibrant cafe. Famed as being working haunts for famous authors such as Ian Rankin, writer of the Inspector Rebus novels, and J.K. Rowling, the now world famous writer of the Harry Potter series, The Elephant House offers a relaxing and secluded space to get away from the hustle and bustle of inner city Edinburgh.

The Elephant House is the latest camera to use the streaming webcam system from Network Webcams. This system offers video at up to 30 frames per second across normal internet connections. To see more StreamdaysTRUESTREAM cameras, in addition to many other web camera sites visit Streamdays.com.

Take a look at the live stream from The Elephant House.

Second Streamdays Webcam at Royal Westmoreland Golf Club

June 10th, 2008 by Ian

Second live webcam showing the beach at Mullins, St Peter, BarbadosWe have recently added a second StreamdaysDIRECT webcam at the famous Royal Westmoreland Golf club on the west coast of Barbados.

Following the success of the first webcam which overlooks the lush greens of the championship course, we now host another camera which offers views of Mullins Beach in the parish of St Peter.

Along with a dip in the Carribean Sea beachgoers can hire jet skis, enjoy the famous sunset and friendly waiter service.

It’s a superb location for a webcam which we are sure you will be visiting time and again!

For more information on our Streamdays Webcam Hosting please see our website www.streamdays.com or call 0151 633 2111 to discuss your professional or business webcam requirements in detail.

Streamdays Customer In World’s Top 25 Webcams (again)

January 4th, 2008 by Kevin Bowyer

Earthcam Top 25 Most Interesting Webcams of 2007 Once again, a Streamdays Webcam Hosting customer has made it into Earthcam’s global Top 25 webcams for the year. A regular fixture in the world of webcams this award is judged by celebrities and other luminaries of the webcam industry.

Judges this time included Michael Bay (Director of movie Transformers) and Lisa Hungness (WildCam Program, National Geographic Society).

This year our customer Atlante Star Hotel wins a placing for their webcam overlooking Vatican City in Rome, Italy.

Well done Atlante Star Hotel!

Swallows, Amazons and the Old Man of Coniston

May 29th, 2007 by Kevin Bowyer

In a bumper week or Streamdays Webcam Hosting we make another customer live at streamdays.com. Bank Ground, a B&B and self catering farmhouse sits right on Coniston Water in the Lake District in some truly stunning and awe-inspiring scenery.

Bank Ground and Coniston were also the setting for much of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons, both the book and the film.

What would John and Susan Walker make of this?

Streamdays Red Carpet-Watch in London’s Leicester Square

May 29th, 2007 by Kevin Bowyer

Streamdays Webcam Hosting customer Radisson Edwardian Hotel London have gone live with their Leicester Square webcam overlooking London’s premier premiere hotspot, the Leicester Square Odeon Cinema.

Celebrity watching is now a doddle as webcam viewers can control the camera by pre-set views and choose from multiple zoomed-in positions on the red carpet trail.

Of course, the rest of Leicester Square is available to watch too. On premiere days this will be one busy camera.

The rise of the Webcam Directory

May 4th, 2007 by Frank Crouwel

There are thousands of tourist attractions throughout the world, but the vast majority of people will never physically see most of them. The cost of travelling to different countries in search of these historic gems is simply too expensive for most people and with increasing concerns about global warming and remaining carbon neutral, many people are cutting back on international travel.


Aberdeenshire Council Chooses Streamdays Webcam Hosting for Banff Webcam

March 19th, 2007 by Kevin Bowyer

Aberdeenshire’s Banff Harbour Webcam has gone live utilising Streamdays Webcam Hosting. A high-zoom PTZ was used to best capture the harbour and the surrounding areas.

We’re sure the North Sea and the North wind will give it a battering. As a weather cam this one is great and recreational mariners are advised to check the camera before venturing out of their cosy homes!

It looks mighty rough out there…