TeliaSonera International Carrier scores with ARD to deliver coverage of the Germany vs. Sweden friendly

TeliaSonera International Carrier has announced that Germany’s largest broadcaster – ARD – selected its Media Connect Occasional Use service for the first time, delivering coverage of the Sweden vs. Germany football match.

TeliaSonera International Carrier’s Media Connect service provided a two way 270 Mbit/s SDI Media Connect link between the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden and Frankfurt, Germany from where MediaBroadcast, a leading media company in Germany, transported the signals to ARD in Hamburg for transmission.

Brendan Ives Vice President and Head of International Sales, TeliaSonera International Carrier says: “This event marks our first project with ARD and MediaBroadcast and we hope this new relationship will continue as we look towards future sporting events. This event is a testament to our skilled team, infrastructure and broadcast partners. With the success of the Germany vs. Sweden friendly and previous deals such as Wimbledon and the European Athletics Championships, we feel TeliaSonera International Carrier’s Occasional Use service has well and truly made its mark within the arena of sports broadcasting.”

TeliaSonera International Carrier’s Media Connect service is an international fibre based media network designed for broadcast, high quality video distribution. It enables the delivery of HD broadcast quality video content across more than 100 points of presence in 35 countries across Europe, the US and Asia; and through more than 43,000 kilometers (27,000 miles) of optical fibre network, which TeliaSonera International carrier owns and operates. The Media Connect Occasional Use service offers broadcasters and service providers the option to reserve the Media Connect service for short duration broadcast events.

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