Paris 15 March 2011 – Interoute, owner operator of the largest next generation network in Europe, announced that the sports broadcaster Eurosport has retained its services to enhance its VPN network, doubling its capacity and expand it to 20 sites. Already commissioned on the broadcast part, Interoute extends, its scope, to data transport that requires more and more bandwidth with the increasing use of multi-media streaming in business applications.The new network will be dimensioned for the future needs of the sports channel.
Nearing the end of their current contract, Eurosport decided to reorganise its MPLS network of 12 major European cities from Germany, Spain, Poland, England, Switzerlandand Sweden, Paris headquarters and other Asian and European sites less sensitive such as Tokyo, Dubai, Lisbon, Oslo, Copenhagen and Helsinki with IPsec VPN that relied on the public network operated by the Sports channel.
“We wanted to challenge our previous provider to improve our network performance and our costs sharing,” said Pascal Delorme, Systems and Networks Manager at Eurosport. “We chose Interoute as sole operator on all of our private and public network and we increase from 12 to 20 sites on our VPN with MPLS and Internet links fully managed by Interoute on mains sites, and VPN IPsec services on secondary sites to which we keep Internet access management, locally which allowed us to integrate new sites at lower cost.”
Interoute is committed to providing a high level of service, including penalties planned according to loss of income generated by a possible interruption of service. Under very stringent terms showing Interoute’s confidence in its network.
With an almost similar budget, starting in April 2011, Eurosport will enjoy a better quality of service and a doubled capacity on a broader scope, thanks to Interoute’s infrastructure.
Eurosport, the n°1 pan-European TV channel, is broadcast in 20 languages reaching 120 million homes and 240 million viewers across 59 countries. Eurosport HD is the high definition simulcast of Eurosport. Eurosport 2, the new generation sports channel, broadcasts to 46 million households in 15 languages across 46 countries. Eurosport 2 HD was launched in August 2006. Eurosport Asia-Pacific reaches 14 countries in the region. Eurosportnewsprovides up-to-date sports TV news transmitted worldwide.
Interoute is the owner/operator of Europe’s most advanced and densely connected voice and data network, encompassing over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 8 Data Centres, 32 purpose-built colocation centres and on-net to another 150 partner Data Centres across the European footprint. Interoute’s full-service next generation network serves international enterprises from a broad range of sectors including aerospace, automotive, finance, pharmaceutical and retail, plus every major European incumbent, as well as the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments, universities and research agencies. These organisations find Interoute the ideal partner for hosting content, providing wholesale bandwidth and transit services, corporate connectivity or creating new services. With established operations throughout mainland Europe, in North America and Dubai, Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe’s major business centres. Providing service and support in 15 European languages, Interoute is a key part of Europe’s Digital Supply Chain. The network is future-proofed, endowed with Europe’s largest fibre and duct reserve, and is a leader in the deployment of advanced network technologies, from the ground to the Cloud. www.interoute.com