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Press Release -- July 19th, 2012
Source: TeliaSonera AB

TeliaSonera International Carrier chosen by 11 global broadcasters to provide support during Olympics 2012

July 19, 2012

The biggest sporting event in the world is almost upon us, and will see four billion people tuning in globally to watch the Olympic Games in London. TeliaSonera International Carrier is proud to announce that it has been selected to provide support for 11 major global broadcasters during one of the biggest sporting events of the decade.

Broadcasters Deutsche Welle, Korea Broadcast Services, Tokyo Broadcast Systems, Bandsports, EBU, YLE, NRK, Aldea, KEF and Televisa, have all selected TeliaSonera International Carrier’s Media Connect Occasional Use service.  The service enables broadcasters to ensure the safe delivery of their Olympic content, offering international video contribution and distribution over TeliaSonera International Carrier’s robust global fiber network infrastructure. The service is used to store and transport digital media content as well distributing it live and in real-time.

The Media Connect Occasional Use Service transports professional media content over TeliaSonera International Carrier’s media network based on its international fiber network, which spans 22 countries on three continents. The media network covers all of Europe’s major media hubs, the US, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Erik Hallberg, President of TeliaSonera International Carrier, says “Our mission is to provide exceptional network infrastructure and services – empowering individuals, businesses and societies to execute their most critical activities. We have been chosen for our reliable infrastructure and minimal latency, and we’re really proud of that. We are excited to be able to provide these exceptional services during such an important event.”

The studios for production were built by Aberdeen House and are fully equipped with TeliaSonera International Carrier  fiber alongside technical equipment like cameras and lights, so that these facilities can be offered as a turn key operation for TV clients worldwide.

Heidi Gromann, Managing Director of Aberdeen House, said “We provide broadcast facilities around the world and the most important thing you look for at any event is a partner you can completely trust. With TeliaSonera International Carrier you are working with a name you know you can trust and that is especially important around something as big as the Olympics”.

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