Globelynx, the fixed camera network company enabling real-time live TV interviews direct from the business and financial sectors, has selected Colt to provide news feed distribution over Ethernet between London and The Hague, using technology from Nevion (formerly Network/VPG). The solution enables key analysts and commentators to give regular live television interviews directly at their premises, reducing the need for time-consuming journeys to outside studio facilities.
Due to increasing interest from clients, Globelynx decided to extend its capability to enable longer distance video feeds outside of the UK and into Europe. While its existing circuits use Colt’s standard definition and high definition broadcast services for metropolitan short haul video links, there were clear business benefits in adopting Colt’s next-generation Carrier Ethernet network to provide scalable longer distance video contribution links with MPEG encoding and IP mapping.
“We’re really pleased to be able to offer an international live broadcast TV contribution using the Colt-Nevion solution,” said David FitzGerald, CEO Globelynx. “We’ve been impressed by the quality of the solution that Colt and Nevion have brought together, combining award-winning technology with Colt’s network and IT expertise. Because of this we can now satisfy the growing demand from potential clients in the UK and across continental Europe for our in-house broadcast camera facility.”
Colt’s dedicated Carrier Ethernet network, based on Multi-Service Platform, offered the most reliable and cost effective solution for broadcast video transport, which then terminates at Nevion’s ‘IP mapped’ MPEG-2 compression and decompression equipment. The network connects directly to the Globelynx master control and switch, which is located in central London.
The Globelynx network is used by all UK TV news broadcasters and major broadcasters around the world and carries 400 live TV interviews each month.