Nevion transports the Oscars® live to TV screens for the seventh consecutive year


Ventura solutions to transport video from the Kodak Theatre for the 84th Academy Awards ®

Hollywood, California, February 24, 2012: Nevion , the leading provider of managed video services for broadcasters, service providers and government entities worldwide, is providing video transport solutions for the upcoming 84th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday February 26. This is the seventh consecutive year that Nevion’s video transport solutions have helped bring the Oscars, one of the most highly-viewed events in the world, live to TV screens across the globe.

Nevion’s Ventura solutions will transport video signals from mobile production trucks at the Kodak Theatre across the local network and throughout the country for live broadcasting of the telecast. They’ll also be used to transport TCP/IP video traffic over 270Mbps/1.485Gbps video circuits from the Kodak Theatre to a central broadcast operations center in downtown Los Angeles, seamlessly connecting the production teams at both locations.

“Nevion solutions will once again bring the most famous awards ceremony in the world live to millions of viewers throughout the world,” said Nevion CEO Geir Bryn-Jensen. “Our carrier-grade next-generation Ventura solutions enable broadcasters and production companies to make use of pre-existing and readily available video circuits for ‘occasional use’ events like the Oscars. Their unrivaled visual quality and reliability meet the stringent requirements for our customers’ highest profile event of the year.”

The Academy Awards is televised live across the United States, Canada and the UK, and attracts millions of viewers elsewhere throughout the world. Last year’s ceremony attracted 37.63 million viewers in the United States alone. According to the Academy, the broadcast has up to a billion viewers internationally.

Nevion solutions are relied on to transport video for high-profile events throughout the world such as the Superbowl, the FIFA World Cup, the 2010 Winter Games and the Championships, Wimbledon.

About Nevion
Moving beyond video transport to fully managed and controlled video networking, Nevion manufactures award-winning systems for broadcasters, service providers and government agencies worldwide. Highly modular solutions encompass IP and optical transport, state-of-the-art compression and routing for any video format over any network infrastructure—within buildings or across continents. With the industry’s greenest and most scalable products, Nevion preserves quality while delivering video from content acquisition through distribution. By creating new service-offering opportunities or minimizing costs, Nevion enables its customers to move, manage and monetize video content. World headquarters in Sandefjord, Norway, with U.S. headquarters in Oxnard, California; Nevion also maintains offices in Oslo, Chicago, London, Dubai, Beijing and Singapore.  www.nevion.com .

Media contact: Kim Willsher, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, t: 1 310 569 2603, e: kimw@rlyl.com

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