Interoute extends collaboration with leading sports broadcaster
London, 12 September, 2013: Interoute, owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, has announced that its video conferencing system has been chosen to enable Eurosport to become the first sports media group in Europe to use a Video-as-a-Service solution across its multiple worldwide locations.
Interoute’s fully managed video solution will facilitate communication and reduce travel costs for Eurosport teams across Europe and Asia.
Marc Amiot, Director of Information Technologies at Eurosport commented "Our teams are constantly looking for ways to improve communication and collaboration within the organisation and beyond. We have a broad international network of clients, sponsors, marketing teams, and key partners, who are central to the success of our business. Maintaining good relationships with them, through improved communication is essential. The move to Interoute’s video conferencing solution was the obvious next step for Eurosport and initial feedback has been really positive."
Interoute is deploying video conferencing systems into Eurosport’s headquarters in Paris and key sites in the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Poland, the Netherlands and Hong Kong. These combine with Interoute’s extensive private network to form its end-to-end video service solution.
Jan Louwes, Executive Vice President Enterprise Solutions, Interoute, said: "With European markets still struggling to steer through the economic downturn, organisations across every industry are being challenged to become leaner, whilst also improving business performance. Video conferencing, delivered through the cloud is the perfect solution for this – cutting the costs of business travel, which in turn speeds up business processes. We are proud to be working with Eurosport; helping it deliver on its commitment to innovate, with the help of Interoute’s fully managed Video-as-a-service solution."
Interoute already provides Eurosport with a high capacity Virtual Private Network to meet demand for multi-media streaming in business applications. The new fully managed, advanced video conferencing solution from Interoute, gives Eurosport a secure, scalable, simple and resilient video conferencing service across Europe, without the need to invest in additional internal resource or manage the installation, maintenance and on-going management.
Interoute Communications Ltd is the owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, which encompasses over 60,000 km of lit fibre, 10 hosting data centres and 31 collocation centres, with connections to 140 additional third-party data centres across Europe. Its full-service Unified ICT platform serves international enterprises, as well as every major European telecommunications incumbent and the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments and universities. These organisations find Interoute the ideal partner for computing, connectivity and communications and developing new services. Its Unified ICT strategy has proved attractive to enterprises looking for a scalable, secure and unconstrained platform on which they can build their voice, video, computing and data services, as well as service providers in need of high capacity international data transit and infrastructure. With established operations throughout mainland Europe, North America and Dubai, Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe's major business www.interoute.com
About Eurosport Group
The Eurosport Group is Europe's leading sports entertainment group. Eurosport, the n°1 pan-European TV channel, broadcasts in 20 languages and reaches 131 million homes across 54 countries. Eurosport HD is the high definition simulcast of Eurosport. Eurosport 2 broadcasts to 66 million households in 18 languages across 51 countries. Eurosport 2 HD was launched in August 2009. Eurosport Asia-Pacific reaches 17 countries in the region and launched an HD channel in September 2011. Eurosportnews is the sports news channel transmitted worldwide. Eurosport.com, Europe's n°1 online sports destination, has up to 23 million unique users per month (comScore) across an international network of sports websites in 11 languages, including Yahoo! co-branded sites in Germany, Spain, Italy and the UK. The Eurosport.com free mobile applications are available in 10 languages. Eurosport Player, Eurosport's online TV service, provides LIVE and on-demand sports to fans' PCs in 53 countries and the Player application is available for mobile, tablet and connected TV in up to 40 countries. Eurosport Events is the group's expert division in the management and promotion of international sporting events.
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