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SIS LIVE and BT sign major fibre network deal

16 July 2012
SIS LIVE and BT sign major fibre network deal

BT is to provide SIS LIVE with an MPLS-based fibre network as part of a five-year agreement. The two companies will make use of each other’s infrastructure and so expand their presence in the fibre and satellite service markets. SIS LIVE will become preferred reseller of the BT Broadcast Fibre and Media Network, and will use this agreement to provide the best value and a comprehensive service to its clients. This network will also connect the main SIS LIVE headquarters in Milton Keynes and MediaCityUK, Salford with BT Tower and resilient connectivity directly to strategically important locations around the UK, which includes major UK broadcasters. The network also incorporates 158 BT Fibre ingest points, which cover most major sporting and cultural venues in the UK, including all Premiership and Championship football grounds, Elstree Studios, Echo Arena in Liverpool, the O2 in London and the Oval Cricket Ground. Mark Wilson-Dunn, VP of global sales and Marketing for BT Media and Broadcast commented, "SIS LIVE has a compelling satellite based events business, and we have a great fibre solution. Bringing the two of us together means that customers can blend the best of both worlds in order to service their clients in the most flexible and effective way." David Meynell, managing director of SIS LIVE said, “This partnership allows us to offer our customers even greater flexibility and value, and further establishes SIS LIVE as the leading provider of broadcast acquisition facilities in the UK. Together we will be able to provide technical solutions across satellite and fibre networks to deliver an excellent range of services to suit any potential connectivity need our clients might require.”


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