TV2 Norway chooses Hibernia Networks to provide video transport for Rio Games

Hibernia Networks has been selected by commercial broadcaster TV2 Norway to provide fully-managed video transport of the 2016 summer games in Rio de Janeiro. Hibernia Networks’ managed video solution will deliver high definition programming of all sporting events including TV2 Norway studio and on-site reporting footage from Rio de Janeiro to viewers in Norway.

The unique video transport solution incorporates 23 JPEG2000 streams and IP feeds between the International Broadcast Center (IBC) in Rio de Janeiro and TV2 Norway’s studio in Bergen. The content is being carried on a primary path with complete redundancy. Additionally, Hibernia Networks has installed hot-standby video equipment along the full network route to ensure 100% uptime.

“By providing TV2 Norway with a fully managed video transport solution, Hibernia Networks plays a pivotal role in ensuring viewers in Norway are able to view high-quality, uninterrupted programming of the Rio 2016 summer games,” said Fergus Innes, Regional Vice President EMEA at Hibernia Networks. “Our low latency, high-resolution delivery and 24/7 monitoring of all multicast connections by our state-of-the-art Television Operations Center assures customers that their viewing audiences will experience unparalleled image quality.”

“Based on Hibernia Networks’ strong track record of providing high profile events to our viewers, TV2 Norway has entrusted Hibernia Networks to be the exclusive video transport provider for the Rio games,” said Ronald Larson, IT Consultant at TV2 Norway. “The end-to-end managed solution allows our team to focus on the creation of content without having to worry about viewer experience. Thanks to its state-of-the-art video content delivery platform, our viewers have enjoyed the highest-quality coverage of global sporting events, such as Premier League football games and the 2014 winter games in Sochi.”

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