Nevion links Denmark for GigaContent

Nevion CEO, Oddbjorn Bergem, is always careful to say there will always be a need for OB trucks, but then proves to be remarkably good at suggesting that that need might well get scaled down in the future with his latest press announcements. For instance, the company has just helped Danish service provider GigaContent launch its new video content delivery service, GigaEasylink, which provides broadcasters and media companies with the ability to access and broadcast video content from any event across Denmark in full broadcast quality.

When GigaContent looked to extend its broadcast services coverage beyond its current fibre-based backbone, it wanted to provide a service that would allow fast and reliable access to broadcast video from multiple points across Denmark. With customers in mind, GigaContent aimed for the service to help reduce production costs, lessen the need for OB vans and increase coverage with smaller production crews in the field. Once the service was up and running it was also important to facilitate the way content is accessed, shared, and transmitted across the country.

“For the Easylink service to work we needed a solution provider who understood what we were trying to achieve and had the expertise in JPEG 2000 technologies to make it happen,” said Brian Slott, chief technology officer at GigaContent. “After extensive tests it became clear that Nevion had the best J2K solution on the market for our requirements. With their heritage in JPEG 2000 technologies we’ve been able to provide a service that will really make a difference to broadcasters and help reduce their costs. On the back of the installation, we’ve already sold our first GigaEasylink service to a leading Danish broadcaster, so we’re extremely pleased with the results.”

And Bergem? Speaking at IBC he told of how his company has been developing much of its technology in the background and hasn’t even really got started yet. “We wanted to get to the point where we had all the hardware and the bits and pieces ready. Now we’re there, it’s a case of lifting ourselves up and seeing what’s around.”

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