Aldea Solutions Delivers Rio Olympics to Major Broadcasters Around the World
Aldea Solutions will be delivering the live feeds of the 2016 Olympic Games from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to numerous customers around the world including in Canada, United States, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Netherlands, United Kingdom, South Africa and New Zealand.
Aldea was retained by various broadcasters present at the International Broadcast Center (IBC) in Rio de Janeiro to transmit the live content for the Olympics back to the main studios in their respective countries. Aldea is building upon its successes with the two previous Summer Olympic Games, Beijing (China) in 2008 and London in 2012, along with the three previous FIFA World Cup championships in Germany (2006), South Africa (2010) and Brazil (2014).
For the Rio Olympics, Aldea was chosen for its expertise to deliver live sports content via its state-of-the-art encoding and fibre optic network infrastructure ensuring the highest quality, reliability, security and lowest possible latency. The Olympics are managed by a highly experienced technical team on site at Rio de Janeiro, complemented by a dedicated operations team monitoring the event from Aldea’s 24×7 network management center in Montreal, Canada.
“We are very proud of the tremendous vote of confidence that the broadcast industry continues to place on our company,” says Lionel Bentolila, CEO of Aldea. “Using Aldea’s services, our customers can benefit from the inherent capabilities of fibre transmission such as minimal latency, superior quality and flexibility to adapt to different production work-flows. For this event, Aldea is providing an extensive portfolio of turn-key services that includes TV transmissions, data connectivity for file transfer and intercom and live web streaming for second screen interactive applications.”
He added that: “Aldea’s deep-rooted expertise in real-time video and data services, our engineering know-how coupled with our end-to-end management capabilities and our success in delivering past global event coverage were all key factors in being selected for this mission critical application.”
Aldea is also addressing the demands for expanded coverage during the Olympics. Aldea is offering services from customers’ temporary studios as well as live stand-up positions from several locations in Rio de Janeiro.
Aldea has also been very active this year having successfully delivered the live feeds of the Copa America Centenario in June 2016 from the United States to many customers throughout South America.