FIFA World Cup 2018: Aldea to deliver live coverage to 14 broadcasters worldwide

Aldea will be delivering live coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup from Russia to 14 major broadcasters around the world, including customers in Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and Uruguay. 

Aldea has transmitted the FIFA World Cup to major media companies and broadcasters around the world since 2006. 

To ensure the best possible service and experience for its customers during this prestigious event, Aldea is deploying diverse high-capacity fiber-based routes out of Russia to ensure minimal latency, high reliability and protection, and is implementing the highest-quality transport and video encoding technology platforms.

Aldea will be interconnected at the International Broadcasting Center (IBC) in Moscow, Russia for the complete duration of the event, from the opening match on June 14 through to the final match on July 15. The event will be managed by an experienced 24/7 technical support team in Moscow, as well as a dedicated operations and monitoring team at Aldea’s headquarters in Montreal, Canada. 

In addition to the traditional HD services Aldea will provide UHD to numerous broadcasters during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Aldea will supplement these services with audio and data connectivity to provide its clients with full end-to-end integrated solutions. 

“We continue to respond to customers’ evolving needs with the most technologically advanced solutions in the industry, and for this World Cup 4K will be the big thing. This is one of the reasons numerous customers choose to work with us repeatedly over the years,” said Aldea CEO, Lionel Bentolila. He added that “Aldea’s world-class engineering and support teams have the experience and expertise to fully manage the multi-faceted complexities involved with transmitting a large international sporting event”. 

The 2018 FIFA World Cup marks the second major international sporting event Aldea will deliver in 2018 after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics from South Korea. Aldea will continue to work on customising cutting-edge technological solutions for its numerous media customers around the world. 

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