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Going global

Global Media Network, a professional media contribution solution that enables broadcasters and content developers to take their content global, has been unveiled by Telstra at IBC.

Custom-built for the media industry, the Telstra Global Media Network enables the delivery of live and file-based video content by combining Telstra’s network of global submarine cables, satellite stations and broadcast operations into one solution.

Trevor Boal, head of Telstra Broadcast Services, said that by using the Telstra Global Media Network customers can quickly deliver content across the world – whether it’s a broadcaster wanting to source a time-critical sports event or content producers that need to deliver a television programme between production facilities.

“The rapid growth of video on-demand consumption, particularly in Asia, has triggered a surge in demand for content with the number of unique channels estimated to reach nearly 30,000 globally
by 2023, a more than 400 per cent increase from 2013,” Boal added.

The Global Media Network is built on Telstra’s global infrastructure, which combines its submarine fibre cable network with access to four teleports and over 40 satellites covering strategic media hubs across Asia, Europe, the United States and Australia.

The Telstra Global Media Network will be available internationally from early 2017.