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BT and Nevion join forces to offer global media network solutions to broadcasters

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BT and Nevion join forces to offer global media network solutions to broadcasters

Sandefjord (Norway), 16 June 2014 – BT Media and Broadcast, the specialist digital media services arm of BT, and Nevion, a leader in transporting live media from the camera to the home, have signed an agreement to provide bundled media network solutions to broadcasters throughout the world.

The agreement will see the companies integrate BT’s Global Media Network (GMN) service with Nevion’s video compression and transport equipment to provide combined, cutting-edge solutions to global broadcasters.

Mark Wilson-Dunn, Global Vice President of BT Media and Broadcast said, “By combining our Global Media Network with Nevion’s market-leading equipment and expertise, we can offer a unique proposition for broadcasters and indeed any businesses that need professional quality media, transported in real-time between locations.”

“We have already proven the value of these joint services for some of the leading names in broadcasting, so it makes sense to work together even more closely in future and work on ways to increase that value.”

Nevion CEO Geir Bryn-Jensen said: “We are obviously delighted with this agreement. We have a relationship with BT that goes back a long way. We even have a technical center of excellence on BT’s AdastralPark campus in Ipswich, UK, which means we can work very closely together. So formalising the relationship made a lot of sense, given the clear benefits BT and Nevion can offer jointly to our customers and our proven track record of delivering solutions together.”

Mark and Geir will be participating in a panel discussion at BroadcastAsia, Singapore on the subject of “4K Transmission As The Missing Link for 4K Adoption” (2pm, 17 June 2014).

Media contacts: Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
EMEA enquiries: Tristan Earl, t: 44 (0)20 7403 8878, e: tristane@rlyl.com
Americas/Asia enquiries: Melanie Crandall, t: ( 1) 310 739 0955, e: melaniec@rlyl.com

About BT

BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed/mobile products and services. BT consists principally of five lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2014, BT Group’s reported revenue was £18,287m with reported profit before taxation of £2,312m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York. 

For more information, visit www.btplc.com.

About Nevion

Building on a heritage of innovation and pioneering firsts, Nevion is a leader in media transport – from the camera to the home. A result of two industry-leading companies – Nevion and T-VIPS – coming together in late 2012, Nevion fully manages all network types – with intelligence, automation and security built-in, helping customers monetise content, save resources, and open doors to new revenue streams.  

Through long-term strategic relationships with partners and customers, Nevion delivers content for major sporting events and live TV events worldwide. Some of the world’s largest media networks are built on Nevion technologies – including AT&T, Arqiva, BBC, BT, CCTV, EBU, TDF, Telefonica, Telenor and NASA.

For more information please visit www.nevion.com. Find Nevion on Twitter @nevioncorp.

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