Partnership provides customized high-speed solutions for Omaha’s News Leader
Omaha, NE (April 12, 2016) – Unite Private Networks (UPN) a leading provider of high-capacity, fiber-based communication networks, announced today a recent partnership with Omaha’s News Leader, KETV. UPN will provide an Ethernet Private Line (EPL) connectivity solution for KETV at their new facility, 7 Burlington Station.
“UPN’s Ethernet Private Line solution will give KETV the ability to create an ultra-secure virtual private network, while providing increased flexibility, scalability, and application performance,” said Stuart Howerter, Vice President of Enterprise Sales at UPN. “Our carrier-grade fiber-optic network infrastructure provides a dedicated and secure Ethernet solution that’s easily scalable to 100Gbps, and we continue to help businesses in the region meet their bandwidth needs.”
“UPN’s work provides KETV with an important connectivity solution for 7 Burlington Station,” said Warren Behrens, KETV’s Chief Engineer. “This connectivity supports our 24/7 mission to serve our community with excellence. The Unite Private Network team worked seamlessly with KETV’s engineering staff, providing multiple updates throughout the build out, and finishing on budget and on schedule.”
About KETV:KETV NewsWatch 7 is Omaha’s News Leader and the number one station for local news according to Nielsen (Feb, May, July, Nov 2015). On October 28, 2015 KETV began broadcasting from the historic Burlington Station in downtown Omaha. The 7 Burlington Station renovation took two and a half years. Transforming the Omaha landmark into a state of the art broadcast facility. The Burlington Station opened on July 4, 1898 as a part of the Trans-Mississippi International Exposition. It served as a rail station for the Omaha area until 1974. KETV began broadcasting in 1957, and for its first 57 years KETV broadcast from 2665 Douglas St. in Omaha. KETV announced its purchase of the Burlington Station in June 2013. KETV’s web site is www.ketv.com. KETV is part of Hearst Television, a national multi-media company, owns and operates 30 local television stations and 2 local radio stations, serving 26 television markets across 39 states, and reaching approximately 21 million U.S. television households. The company broadcasts more than 60 video channels, featuring local and national news, weather, information, sports and entertainment programming, and local community service-oriented programs. The stations operate digital on-line and mobile platforms, reaching more than 25 million monthly unique visitors that extend the company’s brands and content to local, national and international audiences. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s premier companies, and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst. The Company’s Web address is www.hearsttelevision.com.