Telstra Broadcasting Services has opened a new Broadcast Operations Centre (BOC) in London’s Docklands.
Located in Telstra’s London Hosting Centre, the BOC will host a Master Control Room, office space, and lab/workshop area designed to facilitate tests and builds. It has been designed specifically for live video productions and will assist in managing and monitoring content to and from Telstra’s EMEA customers.
The BOC will provide localised monitoring, alerting, routing, and switching of Telstra’s services to the broadcast community, including the company’s Internet Delivery Network, Global Media Network, and Special Events Network.
Telstra said the BOC is designed to provide access to its network of over 2,500 global customer sites, venues, and remote production hubs, as well as connectivity into 19 major global media network providers, many of which are in the UK and Continental Europe.
“Telstra Broadcast Services already manages over 400 satellite, media, and data services, as well as overseeing three million permanent channel hours and 20,000 ad hoc event bookings every year,” said Andreas Eriksson, head of Telstra Broadcast Services. “By increasing our investment in London with this new facility, we are demonstrating our commitment to the European market and providing exactly the sort of low latency high-quality services both in and out of Europe that the industry, and the sports and live events sectors, in particular, are demanding.”