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Press Release -- March 7th, 2024
Source: Tata Communications

Tata Communications invests in global live production services with new world-class facility in Los Angeles

New York, USA and Mumbai, INDIA, March 07, 2024

  • State-of-the-art center combines live production, playout and delivery, serving the world’s premier sports, news, entertainment and corporate brands
  • The move underscores Tata Communications ongoing commitment to investing in The Switch, a leading global provider of production and delivery services, that it acquired last year
  • FOX utilized the ‘The Switch @ Victory’ as the home studio and production center for its hit series America’s Most Wanted

Tata Communications, the global commtech (communications technology) player, today announced that it has opened a new world-class production and delivery facility in Los Angeles – an investment that will support the future development of its services and business growth. The state-of-the-art facility, named The Switch @ Victory, bolsters Tata Communications’ ability to serve a growing number of live content customers anywhere, anytime, with end-to-end media production and connectivity services.

Located on Victory Boulevard on the Glendale-Burbank border, the expansive 66,712 square feet, two-story building sits on a two-acre plot in the heart of Hollywood’s extended media production community. The live production center supports virtually all configurations required by customers.

The purpose-built facility becomes the hub for Tata Communications’ and The Switch’s production and delivery services, bringing together their joint capabilities and expertise to create a unique and flexible offering that meets customers’ requirements. The facility is designed to support live content production from rightsholders of all sizes – from major sports and esports leagues to lower-tier and college sports teams to awards organizers and entertainment brands to leading global enterprises livestreaming corporate events.

The Switch @ Victory is now operational and being piloted by several leading media companies, including Fox Alternative Entertainment, which is using it as the studio and production center for the return its iconic series America’s Most Wanted.

Dhaval Ponda, Vice President and Global Head of Media & Entertainment at Tata Communications, said: “The Switch @ Victory strengthens our leadership position and deepens our live production offering. This move is all about investing for the future. We see a clear need to invest in best-in-class facilities as we meet rising demand for live content. Innovation is at the core of everything Tata Communications does, and this new facility reflects that – empowering our customers to stay ahead of the market. It’s great to see producers of major shows like Fox’s America’s Most Wanted already taking advantage of everything the new facility has to offer.”

America’s Most Wanted has tapped The Switch @ Victory for production services, crew and studio space, offering Fox Alternative Entertainment a 4,100-square-foot soundstage equipped with state-of-the-art cameras. Tony Testa, Executive in Charge of Production for America’s Most Wanted, said: “The Switch @ Victory provides the full scope leading-edge equipment and services we need, making it the perfect home base for our production operations. It just gives us so much flexibility and capacity. The facility has a real wow factor, offering us the next generation production capability needed for the relaunch of America’s Most Wanted for today’s audiences.”

The Switch @ Victory positions Tata Communications to expand in the US and beyond as its customer base grows. It is fully equipped with cutting-edge production equipment and amenities, including:

  • Four sound stages with powered lighting grids and green screens
  • Large multi-row seating production control rooms with best-of-breed switchers and digital audio consoles
  • Multiple insert studios for media training, live shots, and satellite media tours
  • Dressing rooms and lounges for talent
  • Multiple conference rooms
  • Video-audio edit stations
  • Over 100 workstations
  • Private offices, kitchens, and breakrooms
  • Auditorium with seating
  • Prop and costume storage
  • 230 parking spaces that can support a powered ‘base camp’ for production trailers, grip trucks, and other equipment
  • 130-degree view of Hollywood Hills’ location

The facility sits on Tata Communications’ global low-latency video delivery network, with added satellite links to deliver raw feeds, audio, and communication to control rooms within the facility.

Ponda notes: “With The Switch @ Victory, we have created a world-class live production facility right in the heart of Hollywood – which is perfect for expanding our services as we grow our business. It enables us to enhance our services for clients of all sizes and types. We are sharply focused on our vision for the global media marketplace, finding ways to boost efficiencies, improve business agility, and enable our customers to deliver better viewing experiences.”


Media contact
Amit Sinha Roy
Tata Communications
+91 98999 11333

About The Switch

Headquartered in New York, The Switch was founded in 1991 and acquired by Tata Communications in 2023. In the action-packed world of live video production and delivery, The Switch is always on and always there – setting the industry benchmark for quality, reliability, and unmatched levels of service. The company has been connecting viewers around the world to live events for almost three decades, bringing them the content they want across linear TV, on-demand and streaming platforms – on multiple screens and devices. Our comprehensive production platform combines mobile and remote services to enable our customers to cost-effectively capture, edit and package compelling high quality live coverage. Our delivery network connects production facilities with 800+ of the world’s largest content producers, distributors, and sports and event venues, seamlessly linking rights holders, broadcasters, streaming platforms, media outlets and web services – and turning-on live content across the world. For more information, please visit

About Tata Communications

A part of the Tata Group, Tata Communications (NSE: TATACOMM; BSE: 500483) is a global digital ecosystem enabler powering today’s fast-growing digital economy in more than 190 countries and territories. Leading with trust, it enables digital transformation of enterprises globally with collaboration and connected solutions, core and next gen connectivity, cloud hosting and security solutions and media services. 300 of the Fortune 500 companies are its customers and the company connects businesses to 80% of the world’s cloud giants. For more information, please visit

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