BT, Aldea team for global events broadcasting

Editor | 16-10-2013

Aldea Solutions and BT Media & Broadcast have entered into a partnership to provide Occasional Use (OU) services for global events.

With their new arrangement the two companies boast that they can provide a “seamless” service anywhere in the world with video transport available across the globe. Services for the transmission of events will include fibre, teleport and satellite services, encoding, standards conversion, streaming and distribution.

The partnership will see Aldea's network and customer sites in North and South America connected to BT's network and customer sites in EMEA and Asia which are said to offer one of the world's largest video switching hubs.

Aldea's video network reaches 13 countries including coverage of all main markets in North and South America. The network footprint connects directly with fibre to broadcasters, DTH platforms and content producers in the Americas. The networks will initially interconnect in New York. BT's Global Media Network has PoPs and gateways in more than 20 cities worldwide, with access to a global viewing audience via a number of channels.

"We currently have around 500 broadcasters, content distributers and DTH platforms connected to our global networks" commented Mark Wilson-Dunn, VP of Global Sales and Marketing at BT Media and Broadcast. "Together with Aldea we are now able to cover any event, anytime, anywhere".