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Press Release -- February 15th, 2011
Source: Global Crossing
Tags: Video

FOX SPORTS Australia Wins Using Global Crossing Genesis Solutions for Australian Tennis Open

Florham Park, N.J. – FOX SPORTS Australia, provider of comprehensive, live and exclusive coverage of sports on Australian television, recently offered tennis enthusiasts extensive coverage of Australian Open 2011 via Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) Genesis Solutions’ on-site special event transmission services.

Global Crossing Genesis Solutions provided FOX SPORTS Australia an array of fully integrated services, including standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) video transmission paths, and a combination of MPEG2 and MPEG4 compression technologies.  All services were network protected, diversely routed end-to-end and monitored and managed by Global Crossing Genesis Solutions’ on-site technical support, as well as by Genesis Solutions Network Operation Center and network engineering teams.

“We’re extremely gratified when marquee clients like FOX SPORTS Australia allow us to deliver their high-quality HD coverage of all major national and international sports events and news,” said Elio Parente, vice president of operations for Global Crossing Genesis Solutions.  “Global Crossing Genesis Solutions offers an unrivaled package of services for world-class events and serves top-tier broadcasters with unparalleled global network support and special events expertise.”

The Australian Open is the first of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments held each year.  This year, it was conducted from January 17 to January 30 in Melbourne Park, Australia.  Global Crossing Genesis Solutions’ support for clients broadcasting the Australian Open kicks off its annual support of all four major tennis grand slam championships in Australia, France, the UK and the United States.

Global Crossing Genesis Solutions is an innovator in high-performance, rich-media and video-based solutions serving the world’s major broadcasters, producers and aggregators of specialized programming.  It is considered a leader in the broadcast video over IP and satellite solutions market and employs a purpose-built network.  Global Crossing Genesis Solutions’ global customer base comprises some of the most recognizable broadcast and program distributors in the world, including leading sports networks, news broadcasters, sports rights holders, news agencies and international broadcasters.

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Premier Media Group is Australia’s leading sports producer and broadcaster.  PMG compiles and produces the FOX SPORTS TV channels, FOX SPORTS NEWS, FUEL TV, SPEED, How To Channel, and a range of video, text and statistical content for television, mobile phone and online delivery.  FOX SPORTS broadcasts an average of 20 hours of LIVE sport per day into 2.2 million homes around Australia on subscription television with almost seven million potential viewers through FOXTEL, AUSTAR and OPTUS TV. Premier Media Group also produces a dedicated FOX SPORTS NEWS TV mobile phone channel and provides mobile content to all four major Australian Telco’s.   The FOX SPORTS channels are also available in more than 4,100 hotels and licensed venues as well as 190,000 hotel rooms throughout Australia.

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