Florham Park, N.J. – Tennis enthusiasts across European Russia, Siberia and Ukraine recently enjoyed televised coverage of Australian Open 2011 from NTV-PLUS, a leading Russian satellite broadcaster, via Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) Genesis Solutions’ extensive on-site special event transmission services. This is the third year in a row NTV-PLUS has relied on Global Crossing Genesis Solutions to support this event.
Global Crossing Genesis Solutions provided NTV-PLUS an array of fully integrated services, including standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) video transmission paths, a data path to support communication services, 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 understand the need of world-class programmers like NTV-PLUS to have the highest quality HD coverage possible for high-demand, popular sporting events like this,” said Mike Antonovich, managing director of Global Crossing Genesis Solutions. “We’re privileged to serve the top-tier broadcasters who rely on Genesis Solutions’ global network 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.
To learn more about Global Crossing Genesis Solutions, please visit http://www.globalcrossing.com/genesis/genesis_landing.aspx.
NTV-PLUS is a leading Russian satellite broadcaster covering all of European Russia, Siberia and Ukraine with over 10 years in business with a customer base exceeding 2 million viewers and over 1000 employed. NTV-PLUS offers its subscribers the best Russian and international channels, as well as its own channels, with certain channels operating round the clock. Today the subscribers of NTV-PLUS can receive up to 115 channels in stereo sound as well as in Dolby Digital 5.1 introduced in 2005. The list includes 9 news channels, 22 movie channels, 15 sports channels, 18 educational channels, music channels, children’s channels, HD channels and much more. Broadcasts are dubbed in Russian, English, Italian, Spanish, French and Chinese. The company’s call center works 24/7 with more than 150 employees with a nation-wide toll-free number. NTV-PLUS is always striving to provide new quality broadcast standards, new technology and new channels to its customers. To find out more about the company please visit www.ntvplus.ru.
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Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GLBC) is a leading global IP, Ethernet, data center and video solutions provider with the world's first integrated global IP-based network. The company offers a full range of data, voice, collaboration, broadcast and media services delivered with superior customer service.
Global Crossing provides services to enterprises (including approximately 40 percent of the Fortune 500); government departments and agencies; and 700 carriers, mobile operators and ISPs. It delivers converged IP services to more than 700 cities in more than 70 countries, and has 17 world-class data centers in major business centers around the globe.
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