Published: 11.06 Europe/London, June 8, 2011

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) is to provide terrestrial services to Riks TV. The Norwegian DTT platform will use TSBc’s European terrestrial video fibre network.

The network, dubbed MSNW (multi-service network), is a flexible and secure vehicle for the seamless integration of terrestrial- and satellite-based communications. The terrestrial fibre network interconnects with all TSBc’s satellite uplink stations to enable the distribution of global video feeds to the Nordic countries via London.

“The MSNW is designed to provide enhanced scalability, redundancy and flexibility for the delivery of media services”, said Ole Ledang, director Broadcasting Division, TSBc. “Our established video fibre network is a secure solution providing the service continuity for further terrestrial distribution that is demanded by broadcasters and distributors alike.”

The five-year framework agreement is for the contribution of services to Riks TV’s new DTT headend. TSBc will contribute 12 of Riks TV’s pan-European services from Stockholm, Amsterdam and London.