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Aldea and BT partner for global services

16 October 2013
Aldea and BT partner for global services

Aldea Solutions and BT Media and Broadcast have joined to provide  Occasional Use (OU) services for global events. By combining Aldea’s network and customer sites in North and South America with BT’s network and customer sites in EMEA and Asia, including the BT Tower, the two companies hope to provide service anywhere in the world.

The partnership aims to help Aldea’s and BT’s respective customers benefit from a wider geographic reach, with video transport services available across the globe. Aldea and BT will combine their capabilities and networks to offer services for the transmission of events, including fibre, teleport and satellite services, encoding, standards conversion, streaming and distribution. The networks will initially interconnect in New York.

BT’s Global Media Network has PoPs and gateways in more than 20 cities worldwide, with access to a global viewing audience via a multitude of channels. The BT Tower in London is one of the largest video switching hubs in the world.

Based in Montreal, Aldea’s video network reaches 13 countries including coverage of all main markets in North and South America. Aldea’s network connects directly with high-capacity fibre to major broadcasters, DTH platforms and content producers in the Americas.

“We are very pleased to be working with BT as this is the type of alliance we were looking for to speed up our growth and strengthen our media presence around the world” said Gustavo M. de la Garza, chairman of Aldea.

“BT Media and Broadcast has a long history in OU event broadcasting and the partnership with Aldea, with its strong presence in the Americas, brings not only global reach, but also a fantastic level of expertise in the delivery of OU transmissions,” added James Hennah, CEO of BT Media and Broadcast.

“We currently have around 500 broadcasters, content distributers and DTH platforms connected to our global networks,” commented Mark Wilson-Dunn, VP of Global Sales and Marketing at BT Media and Broadcast. “Together with Aldea we are now able to cover any event, anytime, anywhere”.

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