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Press Release -- September 8th, 2011
Source: TeliaSonera AB
Tags: Equipment, Exchange, Video

TELIASONERA INTERNATIONAL CARRIER SET TO REVOLUTIONISE OUTSIDE BROADCAST

Cross Border Remote Production Solution launching at IBC

TeliaSonera International Carrier has today launched its Cross Border Remote HD Production Solution (Remote Production Solution), the company’s latest innovative, high quality offering being showcased at IBC 2011 in Amsterdam.

The Remote Production Solution utilises TeliaSonera’s award-winning fiber broadcast network – the largest in Europe – and promises to remove the need for onsite outside broadcast (OB) infrastructure and personnel. International remote production exploits the unlimited bandwidth offered by TeliaSonera and presents a real alternative to satellite, where gaining access to capacity at these levels can be a challenge. In addition, fiber offers the lowest possible latency, enabling true real-time TV production over long distances and across international borders.

TeliaSonera, Europe’s premier network provider, will be showcasing this innovative new broadcast practice by delivering four uncompressed HD feeds on its MediaConnect platform from The Royal Tennis Club in Stockholm to a production team at IBC in Amsterdam, 1500km away.

Erik Hallberg, President of TeliaSonera International Carrier added: “TeliaSonera International Carrier has a longstanding relationship with key international broadcasters – we’re proud to offer the broadcast industry this innovative solution, which we believe will completely revolutionise outside broadcasting. We will continue to build and support on the Cross Border Remote Production Solution with our unrivalled reach and depth across Europe, the best customer service in our industry.”

The announcement follows a period of testing with Twentyfourseven, one of Scandanavia’s biggest independent production companies, which utilised TeliaSonera’s fiber network in conjunction with Net Insight’s Nimbra Platform

Kent Lundgren, CEO, Twentyfourseven, commented: “TeliaSonera International Carrier Europe’s award-winning network allows us to deliver content using our new Distance Outside Broadcast (DOB) work flow, particularly live events such as sports and music performances, in a really efficient and cost effective manner. This is especially important in an age when budgets are slimmer and audience’s expectations are higher than ever, demanding quality programming across numerous platforms.”

TeliaSonera International Carrier is the owner and operator of the largest fiber optic network in Europe, the third largest in the world, serving more than 85% of all European Internet Service Providers. Its Media Connect service offers international video contribution and distribution over a global fiber network infrastructure.

Find TeliaSonera International Carrier at IBC 2011 - Hall 3.C16

TeliaSonera's press office for journalists can be reached at + 46-771 77 58 30

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About TeliaSonera International Carrier
As one of the leading carriers globally – and number 1 in Europe - TeliaSonera International Carrier provides fiber-based telecommunications services and infrastructure that deliver supreme customer value with high quality in every dimension.

In addition to serving Operators and Services Providers, we play a vital role in delivering content and applications to millions of passionate and demanding users worldwide through our solutions for the media, gaming and other online entertainment industries.

Our wholly owned fiber network is one of the most extensive in the industry – with close to 200 points of presence covering Asia, Europe, and the US – all solidly backed up by award-winning customer care.

Experience us at www.teliasoneraic.com

About Net Insight
Net Insight delivers the world´s most efficient and scalable transport solution for Broadcast and IP Media, Digital Terrestrial TV, Mobile TV and IPTV/CATV networks.
Net Insight products truly deliver 100 percent Quality of Service with three times improvement in utilization of bandwidth for a converged transport infrastructure. Net Insights Nimbra™ platform is the industry solution for video, voice and data, reducing operational costs by 50 percent and enhancing competitiveness in delivery of existing and new media services.
World class customers run mission critical video services over Net Insight products for more than 100 million people in more than 50 countries. Net Insight is quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange, Stockholm. For more information, visit www.netinsight.net

About Twentyfourseven
Twentyfourseven was founded in 1996 and today we have offices in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland.
Twentyfourseven Holding AB is owned by Nordic Viking Holding AB (50%), Inter IKEA Investments AB (35%) and Layline Partners AB (15%).
Over the years Twentyfourseven has delivered hundreds of thousands of hours of TV-production. Many of the programs have been recorded in very exciting environments and climate and we are proud to have delivered 100% of our commitments since 1996.
Our technical equipment is being used not only for TV and Film production but also at concerts and sports events.
For more information please visit: www.twentyfourseven.se

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