Signalhorn helping to ensure unbroken coverage of major sports events

Signalhorn is supporting phase two of the EUROVISION Network Operations Center B (NOC B) rollout – an extensive project devised to ensure uninterrupted broadcast coverage of sports events such as the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.

EUROVISION launched phase one of the NOC B back-up network control centre at Signalhorn’s Swiss technical center during 2012 in order to reinforce transmission continuity in the event of unforeseen broadcasting disruptions. During phase two, technology will be upgraded, the emergency switching process will be automated, and the facility’s benefits will be extended to all network operations.

“The various telecommunications services Signalhorn provides directly support our core business. In an emergency we can switch between Geneva and Leuk immediately, ensuring the viewing experience is not compromised,” says EUROVISION network director Graham Warren. “This automation will enable the Network management and control to be carried out from either Geneva or NOC B in Leuk in the event of an emergency, adding security.”

Signalhorn’s president of Swiss Operations, Marc Buschta, adds: “We provide EUROVISION with tailored services including colocation space and antenna services for their state-of-the-art NOC B and their global telecommunications requirements. The extent of our technical support and security of our facility are ideal for operations such as these. We take our commitment to customers very seriously; this project showcases various services we provide.”

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