BT Media and Broadcast has implemented Nevion’s VideoIPath orchestration and SDN control software to upgrade the control of its central video exchange service, FacilityLine.
FacilityLine is a high-capacity, multi-format, live video exchange service that enables BT Wholesale customers to share SD, HD and UHD/4K, rapidly and securely, with media organisations within the UK as part of the largest media community in Europe.
For BT to continue with its journey towards SDN networking, automation and IP infrastructure, it required an upgrade to the control of the exchange.
The company chose Nevion’s VideoIPath to control two very large SDI switches, linked via tie-lines, and connect around 1,500 sources with 2,000 destinations, with the project going live in January. According to the two companies, more than 250,000 bookings are anticipated to take place between the sources and destinations of the FacilityLine Community over the next 12 months.
Faisal Mahomed, director of Media and Broadcast, BT Wholesale said: “This new capability offers a significantly improved and user-friendly interface for our customers, simplifying the process of scheduling connections. In addition, the solution also gives us the flexibility we need to offer integrated software-led and user-focused solutions. We’re excited about the immediate benefits we have seen already and look forward to start leveraging some of the additional features offered by VideoIPath.”