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Press Release -- August 28th, 2012
Source: Hibernia Media, TeliaSonera AB

TeliaSonera International Carrier and Hibernia combine to bring content closer to customers

Leading network infrastructure and services provider TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) today announced a strategic partnership with Hibernia, creating an extensive fiber-based media network. Hibernia Media will acquire TSIC’s MediaConnect business, while TSIC’s award-winning fiber backbone will form the core of the new network.

“The mixture of our on-net media PoPs and venues in the US, with TeliaSonera International Carrier’s added reach to a broad market in Europe, gives our customers extraordinary access to content origination, aggregation, and distribution channels over a robust fiber backbone,” says Bjarni Thorvardarson, Chief Executive Officer for Hibernia Atlantic.

TSIC owns and operates one of the world’s largest fiber backbones, a crucial element in what will now be one of the world’s largest 100 percent QoS networks. Both TSIC and Hibernia Media have based their media networks on the same NetInsight NIMBRA MSR platform, allowing for a seamless and smooth integration. This will enable Hibernia Media to offer mass scalability, instantly creating a footprint across Europe and North America.

“There is real synergy between both TeliaSonera International Carrier and Hibernia Media, in terms of existing network and back-office capabilities,” says Erik Hallberg, President of TeliaSonera International Carrier.

TSIC was an early mover in offering fiber-based broadcast media solutions. It has a successful track record in live broadcasts of major sporting events such as Wimbledon and the NHL, and was most recently the exclusive provider at Aberdeen House for the London Olympics (supporting 13 broadcasters). Experience such as this gives it a vital edge in providing infrastructure and services to media network providers globally.

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About TeliaSonera International Carrier
TeliaSonera International Carrier owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones. Our mission is to provide exceptional network infrastructure and services – empowering individuals, businesses and societies to execute their most critical activities. By working close to our customers we make big ideas happen at the speed of fiber.

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About Hibernia Media, LLC

Hibernia Media is dedicated to flawless delivery of video signals over fiber, supporting media companies across the globe. With over 200 media connection points available, broadcasters, cable operators, and new media firms come to Hibernia Media for managed video solutions on an occasional use or dedicated basis. Whether it’s High-Definition, contribution-quality, channel distribution to cable and DTH satellite operators at our Content Exchange Center, multi-casting of live video events, or connecting a 15-minute interview from a remote studio, Hibernia Media provides quality solutions for today’s media environment. Hibernia Media’s unique TOC (Television Operations Center) monitors and manages live video feeds on a 24/7 basis, and connects sports, news, entertainment, and corporate events to its audiences whenever and wherever required. Connect to us at or schedule your next video transmission by calling the TOC at +1 443.692.2000 (NorthAmerican Customers) or +353 1 867 3699 (European Customers). Hibernia Media is a subsidiary of Hibernia Atlantic, LLC,

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