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Broadcasters choose TeliaSonera International Carrier to provide Olympic support

26 July 2012
Broadcasters choose TeliaSonera International Carrier to provide Olympic support

11 major global broadcasters have selected TeliaSonera International Carrier to provide support during the London 2012 Olympics. Broadcasters Deutsche Welle, Korea Broadcast Services, Tokyo Broadcast Systems, Bandsports, EBU, YLE, NRK, Aldea, KEF and Televisa have all selected TeliaSonera International Carrier’s Media Connect Occasional Use service. The service is used to store and transport digital media content as well as distributing it live and in realtime. Offering international video contribution and distribution over the company’s robust global fibre network infrastructure, it enables broadcasters to ensure the safe delivery of their Olympic content. The Media Connect Occasional Use Service transports professional media content over TeliaSonera International Carrier’s media network based on its international fibre network, which spans 22 countries on three continents. The media network covers all of Europe’s major media hubs as well as the US, Hong Kong and Singapore. Eric Hallberg, president of TeliaSonera International Carrier, said: “Our mission is to provide exceptional network infrastructure and services – empowering individuals, businesses and societies to execute their most critical activities. We have been chosen for our reliable infrastructure and minimal latency and we’re really proud of that. We are excited to be able to provide these exceptional services during such an important event.” The studios for production were built by Aberdeen House and are fully equipped with TeliaSonera International Carrier fibre alongside technical equipment like cameras and lights, so that these facilities can be offered as a turnkey operation for TV clients worldwide. Heidi Gromann, managing director of Aberdeen House, said: “We provide broadcast facilities around the world and the most important thing you look for at any event is a partner you can completely trust. With TeliaSonera International Carrier you are working with a name you know you can trust and that is especially important around something as big as the Olympics”.


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