On your mark, get set, go! It’s that time again, where the majority of the world’s population tunes in to watch one of the biggest, most-televised sporting events of the decade, the London 2012 Olympic games. The entire world only gets to experience this massive and impactful event once every four years, and this year, TeliaSonera International Carrier was selected as the supporter for 11 major global broadcasters (namely Broadcasters Deutsche Welle, Korea Broadcast Services, Tokyo Broadcast Systems, Bandsports, EBU, YLE, NRK, Aldea, KEF and Televisa). The company’s Media Connect Occasional Use service was chosen to enable the safe and reliable delivery of Olympic content to over four billion viewers across the globe.
The Media Connect Occasional Use service offers international video contribution, digital media content storage and live/real-time distribution over TeliaSonera International Carrier’s robust global fiber network infrastructure. The media network is rooted in TeliaSonera’s self-owned and operated international fiber network that spans 22 countries, including Europe’s major media hubs.
Erik Hallberg, President of TeliaSonera International Carrier, says “Our mission is to provide exceptional network infrastructure and services – empowering individuals, businesses and societies to execute their most critical activities. We have been chosen for our reliable infrastructure and minimal latency, and we’re really proud of that. We are excited to be able to provide these exceptional services during such an important event.”
The production studios, built by Aberdeen House Ltd., are fully equipped with TeliaSonera International Carrier fiber alongside cameras and lighting equipment, offering a turn key operation for TV clients worldwide.
Heidi Gromann, Managing Director of Aberdeen House Ltd. said “We provide broadcast facilities around the world and the most important thing you look for at any event is a partner you can completely trust. With TeliaSonera International Carrier you are working with a name you know you can trust and that is especially important around something as big as the Olympics”.