Net Insight Selected To Deliver Perfect HD and 3D

Net Insight, a developer of efficient and scalable transport solutions for media, IP, and broadcast networks, has been selected by nine global media operators and major rightsholders, including ESPN, to deliver live HD and 3D broadcasts of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Upgraded to the company’s Nimbra platform, their networks are expected to deliver live video coverage and data services at 100% quality of service (QoS) to the 1.5 billion viewers expected to tune in across the world.

For the first time, the entire four-week event will be broadcast live in full HD to soccer fans in more than 130 countries. To support this scale of broadcast, operators require a solution that allows them to produce, distribute, and deliver premium content. With the highest-quality transport at 97% utilization, the Nimbra provides the most efficient solution for converged video, voice, and data for next-generation networks.

In addition to transporting hundreds of hours of live HD coverage, Net Insight will also transport ESPN’s 3D broadcast. The broadcaster plans to cover as many as 25 games in 3D, a first for the sports network.

“With the highest level of bandwidth utilization available and guaranteed QoS of the Nimbra platform, Net Insight is the only company prepared to take on bandwidth issues associated with marquee broadcast events,” said Net Insight CEO Fredrik Trägårdh. “These technology capabilities, combined with Net Insight’s past success for major live broadcasts, such as the Beijing Olympics, are the reasons why Net Insight was selected by nine operators across the globe to deliver the action-packed soccer matches of the World Cup.”

Net Insight’s Nimbra platform offers advanced multimedia services in media networks with integrated video and audio interfaces, such as ASI, SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI, AES/EBU, with native support for IP/Ethernet and SDH/Sonet. With the highest network utilization, multicasting of all types of services, guaranteed quality of service, and the possibility of extending the network entirely in pace with customer growth, the Nimbra platform offers efficient, reliable, and cost-effective network solutions.

Net Insight is demonstrating its transport capabilities for 3D and 4K broadcasts at Booth SU3323 at the 2010 NAB Show.

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