Telstra Broadcast Services renews Gold Sponsorship with SVG Europe
By: Heather Mclean
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:22 pm

Telstra Broadcast Services has stated it is delighted to renew its Gold Sponsorship of SVG Europe for the second year. Telstra combines innovative technology, network capability and talent from around the world to enable its customers to thrive in a connected world.

Telstra’s heritage is Australian and it has a strong global presence, particularly in the rapidly-growing markets of the Asia-Pacific region. Telstra Broadcast Services brings to its customers a dedicated team of media industry professionals, high performance media networks, online video and cloud platforms, satellite services, and 24/7 bookings, operations and engineering support.

The Telstra team has grown in Europe over the last twelve months, with the opening of a new Paris office, investments in its Global Media Network points of presence in Europe, and the addition of broadcast solutions architects and sales team members in London, Amsterdam and Paris.

Anna Lockwood, Telstra’s head of market development

Commented Telstra’s head of market development, Anna Lockwood: “Being a member of SVG Europe has allowed us to meet and interact with the European sports community in an intimate and relaxed setting at conferences, summits and networking events. Our European team has benefitted from local events and our global team members have also been able to attend SVG meetings at international industry events such as IBC. We have been able to share our innovative projects with the SVG community, get feedback and input, and also learn from others experiences and best practices. The many member benefits of SVG that we have appreciated this year include the magazine, website, events and networking opportunities.

“Telstra is also an active member of SVG Americas, and this year hosted the first SVG Australia Summit in Sydney for the Australian and New Zealand sports industry,” she added.  

This has been an exciting past 12 months for Telstra Broadcast Services, as teams worked on major sporting events in Australia and Asia, bringing high value live sports content into and out of Europe from the Asia Pacific region. It also completed its first full year of providing content contribution services to Perform Group for the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) global tour, covering over 50 WTA tournaments around the world.

Telstra launched the Telstra Distributed Production (DPN) Network to enable remote production workflows for its sports customers, and also launched Netcam, its miniature live camera for tennis, at the Australian Open, followed by Netcam appearances at the French Open and now, Wimbledon.