Aldea transmits live coverage of FIFA World Cup from Russia in HD and UHD

Aldea has successfully delivered live transmissions of the 2018 FIFA World Cup to 14 customers in Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and Uruguay.

Those customers distributed all 64 games in HD and UHD)/4K to their respective subscribers. For the first time at a World Cup, Aldea transmitted live content in UHD to numerous customers.

Viewers equipped with UHD/4K television sets benefited from a superior image resolution and enhanced overall quality, when compared to traditional high definition. Offering more lines, more pixels and more detail, UHD/4K brings consumers closer to the action than ever before.

To ensure its clients received a truly exceptional UHD/4K experience, Aldea secured the most robust fibre routes from Russia with the necessary redundancy and diversity guaranteeing high reliability, security and minimal latency. Aldea also deployed the most advanced video encoding technologies available in the market for this undertaking.

“It is a real honour to once again work with numerous customers for such an important global sporting event; we are delighted of the continued trust in Aldea for their mission-critical transmissions. This time around, several of our clients made Ultra HD an integral part of their event coverage” said Aldea CEO, Lionel Bentolila.

“Special emphasis was devoted to reliability and diversity, video quality and signal latency,” he continued. “For this application, we deployed best-in-breed HEVC video compression technologies, following thorough tests in our labs; and adapted our network and operational workflows for UHD/4K transport.”

For this event, Aldea implemented over 100 video and data services in four continents using its network and temporary provisioned fibre infrastructure. Throughout the championship over 5,600 hours of live video content was transmitted to its different customers.

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