[SatNews] Satellite communications specialist Newtec and the operator of the world’s largest satellite and fiber live video network, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), have signed a multimillion-euro contract—the deal is to deploy Newtec’s satellite broadcast solutions as part of the EBU’s major pan-European news exchange network.
Newtec’s new Multiservice Broadcast system solution will be developed in partnership with the EUROVISION network engineering teams and implemented to upgrade part of the EBU’s EUROVISION network. EUROVISION is also the media industry's premier distributor and producer of top quality live sport, news and entertainment.
“Our Members increasingly demand more content, which is why we selected Newtec to help our network upgrade. This step will further enable us in our mission to defend the interests of public service media,” said Ingrid Deltenre, Director General of the European Broadcasting Union.
The EBU is the world's foremost alliance of public service media organizations, with members in 56 countries in Europe and beyond.
Graham Warren, EUROVISION Network Director said: “Newtec is a long-term partner of ours, so we are confident that this upgrade will prove to be efficient and cost effective. With the emergence of file-based content exchanges and the demand for efficient workflows, our Members’ must-have content will now be delivered using highly advanced and robust technology.”
The system provided by Newtec is an end-to-end solution which complements the full workflow automation in the newsroom environment, with a dedicated and flexible network infrastructure, aimed at maintaining the EUROVISION News Exchange as the world’s leading platform for the exchange of quality news content.
“We are pleased to partner with EBU. Our dedication to maximum bandwidth and operational network efficiency is fully aligned with EBU’s aim to deliver the best broadcast services, not only providing efficient transport of video, but really efficient end-to-end workflow support,” added Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec.
Newtec's infosite is located at: http://www.newtec.eu/
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