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Press Release -- April 16th, 2012
Source: Colt Group, Hibernia Media
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HIBERNIA MEDIA AND COLT ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC AGREEMENT TO CONNECT GLOBAL MEDIA MARKETS

  • Hibernia Media announces that it has entered a strategic relationship with Colt.
  • Colt has selected Hibernia Media’s platform to deliver managed broadcast services from its customers in Europe into the US.
  • The strategic relationship will leverage Hibernia Media’s world-class Television Operations Center (TOC).

SUMMIT, NJ & DUBLIN, IRELAND – April 16, 2012Hibernia Media , a division of Hibernia Atlantic, and a leading provider of fiber-based video transport for the broadcast industry, today announces that it has entered a strategic relationship with Colt, Europe's leading information delivery platform, to connect their European and US broadcast networks globally.  Under the agreement, Colt has selected Hibernia Media’s platform to deliver managed broadcast services from its customers in Europe into the US, expanding reach and creating a seamless content-delivery system.

For broadcasters, greater access to media content from more worldwide markets will unlock potential distribution opportunities, with a broader range of sports, entertainment and news content available for delivery to their customers. Hibernia Media is already connected to key US television networks, news and sports venues, and broadcast studios, while Colt is connected to more than 150 venues across Europe, including sports arenas, production studios and news facilities. This strategic relationship will also leverage Hibernia Media’s world-class Television Operations Center (TOC), which provides real-time management of live sporting events and news feeds.

“This is a market changer for the broadcast industry,” explains Mark Webb, Colt’s Head of Business Development for Media.  “The agreement will provide unmatched connectivity options for US and European media companies, helping broadcasters meet the increasing industry demand for high quality content. The partnership will allow for a full complement of video transmission services, including HD and 3D delivery, for both full time and event-based services.”

“Together Hibernia Media and Colt will create a powerful one-stop shop for delivering broadcast content from 250+ venues across the two continents via our extensive fiber networks. This geographic expansion of on-net sites, along with our experience in managing major news and sports events and high-quality delivery of programming, provides real value to Colt’s and Hibernia Media’s clients,” adds Desmond Gallahue, Senior Vice President of Global Sales for Hibernia Media.

Hibernia Media brings Colt’s European customers:

  • Over 45,000km of terrestrial and trans-Atlantic fiber connectivity
  • Over 100 POPs in the US and Europe, with another 50+ on-net media customer nodes
  • World-class Content Exchange Center (CEC) for native HD content delivery from programmers to cable and consumer satellite distributors
  • Custom-designed and project-managed live video events for broadcasters or corporations
  • Television Operations Center (TOC) with media-trained technicians managing and monitoring live video feeds on a 24/7 basis

The service will be available to customers from May 15, 2012.

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About Colt:

Colt is Europe’s leading information delivery platform, enabling its customers to deliver, share, process and store their vital business information. An established leader in delivering integrated computing and network services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers, Colt operates a 21-country, 35,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 39 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 18,000 buildings and 19 Colt data centres.

In 2010, the Colt Data Centre Services business was launched to deliver innovative high quality modular data centres which are rapid to deploy and power efficient.

Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT). Information about Colt and its services can be found at www.colt.net.

About Hibernia Media, LLC.:

Hibernia Media is dedicated to flawless delivery of video signals over fiber, supporting media companies across the globe. With over 150 media connection points available, broadcasters, cable operators, and new media firms come to Hibernia Media for managed video solutions on an occasional use or dedicated basis. Whether it’s High-Definition, contribution-quality, channel distribution to cable and dish operators at our Content Exchange Center, multi-casting of live events, or connecting a 15-minute interview from a remote studio, Hibernia Media provides quality solutions for today’s media environment.  Hibernia Media’s unique TOC (Television Operations Center) monitors and manages live video feeds on a 24/7 basis, and connects sports, news, entertainment, and corporate events to its audiences whenever and wherever required. Connect to us at www.HiberniaMedia.com or schedule your next video transmission by calling the TOC at 866-697-3261 (+1 443.692.2000).  Hibernia Media is a subsidiary of Hibernia Atlantic, LLC, www.HiberniaAtlantic.com.

For Hibernia Media inquiries, please contact:

Jaymie Scotto & Associates | +1.866.695.3629

pr@jaymiescotto.com

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