European Broadcasting Union rely on Nevion solutions for major events
Reaps media transport benefits of Nevion and T-VIPS merger
IBC2013, stand 1.B71 – 13 September 2013 – Nevion, a leader in transporting media from the camera to the home, is enabling the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to provide the highest quality media transport for major broadcast events. The EBU has been a regular customer of both Nevion and T-VIPS, who recently merged, since the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and is now benefitting from the two companies’ combined expertise, experience and broad range of solutions.
The EBU is using Nevion solutions to provide real-time contribution for worldwide transmissions of major sporting events and long-term sports league commitments, as well as general contribution services for its Members. These solutions enable the EBU to maintain superior video quality within a complex network infrastructure and play a key role in helping it to provide continuous levels of service to its customers.
“The EBU only uses solutions that have proven performance and reliability, and having worked with both Nevion and T-VIPS; we have a lot of confidence in their technology,” said Graham Warren, EBU Director, Network. “The new Nevion, with its expanded product range and enhanced pool of expertise is well placed to assist, as we prepare for the next generation of media transport.”
The Nevion solutions, which include Flashlink transport solutions and Ventura JPEG 2000 compression technology for ultra-low latency high-quality video, are positioned throughout the EBU’s global network. In order to secure operations continuity, Nevion monitoring tools including the TNS541 Seamless Monitoring Switch and the TNS546 TS Monitor have been deployed to prevent fallout and other errors in the contribution chain. The cProcessor CP525 cMUX Remultiplexer multiplexes and backhauls live camera feeds from major sporting events to central EBU locations, and enables it to use both traditional and IP networks simultaneously. The Nevion equipment is managed by the Connect management system, within a single interface, from its network operation centre in Geneva.
Geir Bryn-Jensen, CEO of Nevion said, “The EBU is a major player in the industry, and it’s testament to the quality of our solutions that they have been a long-time customer of both Nevion and T-VIPS. By bringing the two companies together, the EBU is one of many organisations that will benefit from what the new Nevion now offers through our integrated solutions for managed media services over IP, optical networks and advanced video processing.”
Building on a heritage of innovation and pioneering firsts, Nevion is a leader in media transport - from the camera to the home. A result of two industry-leading companies - Nevion and T-VIPS - coming together in late 2012, Nevion's approach to innovation is driving the convergence of broadcast, IT and telecoms technologies.
Through long-term strategic relationships with partners and customers, Nevion delivers content for major sporting and live TV events worldwide. Some of the world’s largest media and broadcast networks are built on Nevion technologies - including AT&T, Arqiva, BBC, BT, CCTV, EBU, TDF, Telefonica, Telenor and NASA.
Nevion fully manages all network types - from legacy infrastructure upgrades to entirely new digital systems - with intelligence, automation and security built-in, helping customers monetise content, save resources, and open doors to new revenue streams.
Nevion’s world headquarters are in Norway with its Americas headquarters in California. Nevion also maintains offices in the UK, Dubai, Beijing and Singapore. For more information please visit www.nevion.com.