Nevion’s IP-based managed media solutions help connect Scandinavian broadcasters in time for Euro 2012
~ Nordic service provider GigaContent chooses Nevion to create Scandinavian gateway ~
12 June, 2012 – GigaContent, a Nordic provider of broadcast contribution services, has chosen Nevion’s IP-based managed media solutions for its GigaEasyLink compressed services, to help it connect the leading Scandinavian broadcasters with one unified solution enabling quick and easy exchange of video content. The new infrastructure will be up and running in time for the 14th UEFA European Football Championships held in Poland and Ukraine from 8 June.
The network, which will connect Nordic broadcasters in any-to-any environments, will enable the sharing of live content in HD quality, from events either inside or outside of Scandinavia. Broadcasters will be given the ability to manage their own services as well as provisioning content traffic – a key function of the newly created network.
“We have a long-standing relationship with Nevion, and against other manufacturers with JPEG 2000 capabilities, they offered the best solution for our needs” said Brian Slott, technical director at GigaContent. “Euro 2012 is a fantastic opportunity to expand our GigaXchange footprint and truly become the gateway to Scandinavia.”
Nevion’s IP-based managed media solutions will play an integral part in the network’s capabilities with its Ventura VS901 hardware providing the IP transport, and its VideoIPath management platform enabling GigaContent to completely operate and manage their services.
The network will allow live connections in Scandinavia to GigaContent’s extensive contribution network in Demark – including all major football stadiums and other venues such as concert halls and conference centres across the country. It will also offer Scandinavia international contribution access.
“This project validates that major sporting events are driving innovation and the convergence of technologies in the broadcast industry,” said Geir Bryn-Jensen, Nevion’s CEO. “The Euro 2012 Championships have provided the opportunity for Scandinavia to become completely networked for content exchange and we’re pleased that we’re able to continue working closely with GigaContent as a key strategic technology partner. It’s great to be part of such a high-profile project.”
Moving beyond video transport to fully managed and controlled video networking, Nevion manufactures award-winning systems for broadcasters, service providers and government agencies worldwide. Highly modular solutions encompass IP and optical transport, state-of-the-art compression and routing for any video format over any network infrastructure—within buildings or across continents. With the industry’s greenest and most scalable products, Nevion preserves quality while delivering video from content acquisition through distribution. By creating new service-offering opportunities or minimising costs, Nevion enables its customers to move, manage and monetise video content. World headquarters in Sandefjord, Norway, with U.S. headquarters in Oxnard, California. Nevion also maintains offices in Oslo, Chicago, London, Dubai, Beijing and Singapore.
GigaContent offers broadcast-quality content solutions to broadcasters, private enterprise, organisations, and media companies in Scandinavia and abroad. GigaContent allows broadcasters to connect with their audience through a suite of flexible and efficient state-of-the-art services, and companies can connect live to Danish or international TV channels to gain valuable corporate exposure in the media or on the web. GigaContent services cover all of Denmark and enable international broadcast and exchange through its hub in Copenhagen.