Network solutions enable simulcast broadcasting of New England Sports News
New York – October 4, 2011 — Sidera Networks, the premier provider of fiber optic-based network solutions, announces that it has been selected by NESN (New England Sports Network), New England’s most watched sports network, to enable simulcast programming for regional broadcasts of the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins games.
Since 2003, NESN has deployed Sidera Networks’ Ethernet, Dark Fiber, Internet Access and Managed Network Solutions for high demand, reliable connectivity to and from major sporting venues throughout Boston. Recently, Sidera provided a new dark fiber connection to enable the nationwide simulcast of sports programming from the WEEI Sports Radio to its Watertown, MA broadcasting headquarters. NESN chose to expand its relationship with Sidera because of Sidera’s proven top-quality connectivity and attentive support. This new solution provides the communications infrastructure required to broadcast Boston-area sports news and programs, support live feeds and enable nationwide broadcasting of the Dennis and Callahan Show.
“We rely on Sidera Networks for high quality, reliable, ‘always on’ network solutions,” comments David Desrochers, VP Engineering for NESN. “Since 2003, our experience with Sidera’s network has been flawless. Sidera continues to implement new services and is able to deliver them under aggressive timelines.”
“Sports fans depend on NESN and its programming partners for the latest sports news and live game broadcasts. There is no tolerance for delays or network downtime when a game is on and viewers are tuned-in,” said Mike Sicoli, CEO of Sidera Networks. “Our network is engineered to ensure a high quality customer experience and guarantee uptime. We are thrilled to provide the communications infrastructure that enables quality sports programming to be delivered day in and day out.”
About Sidera Networks
Sidera Networks, LLC www.sidera.net, is the premier provider of tailored, high capacity communications services to carrier and enterprise customers. Sidera Networks offers a comprehensive suite of facilities-based services including: Ethernet, SONET, Wavelength, Dark Fiber, Internet Access, Colocation and more. With a fiber optic network leveraging unique rights-of-way that delivers connectivity to the major metropolitan areas from Maine to Virginia and out to Chicago, as well as access to Toronto and London, Sidera is committed to delivering cost-effective, custom solutions coupled with superior industry expertise, service and support.
NESN has consistently been one of the top rated regional sports networks in the country with award-winning Red Sox and Bruins coverage. The network is delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and an additional 3.7 million homes nationally as NESN National. NESN.com, the network’s online sports news service, is one of the most visited regional sports network websites in the country. NESN also produces a number of distinctive programs under its umbrella Original NESN Entertainment (ONE). NESN is owned by Fenway Sports Group (owners of the Boston Red Sox) and the Boston Bruins.