The Switch Celebrates 20 Years Delivering Video

The Switch will hold its 20th Anniversary Celebration at NAB in Las Vegas this April. The Switch was launched in New York following the first Gulf War and has developed into a global video gateway for the broadcast community.

“We are humbled by our customers’ support of The Switch over the last 20 years,” says Scott Beers, President and CEO.  “Since our founding, this business has been a collaboration between The Switch and our valued customers and we’re celebrating our success based upon the service offerings and network expansion requested by our customers.”

The Switch launched as a television routing service in the New York metropolitan area, and now provides customer controlled routing services in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Miami as well as internationally in London and Toronto.   The company expanded in 2004 to provide long distance video transmission service between each of its locations through a service offering called, Inter-City on Demand (ICOD).

The Switch’s ICOD service allows customers to immediately establish inter-city connections directly from their touch screen Switch Control System.  Offering both 270 Mbps Uncompressed SDI and 1.485 Gbps Uncompressed HD-SDI, ICOD offers the flexibility of immediate or reserved intercity transmissions in increments as low as one minute.

In 2009, The Switch added SDI and HD-SDI local circuitry to its bouquet of services.  Through agreements with both AT&T and Verizon, The Switch now offers cost-effective local fiber circuits to customers in 31 states and Washington, D.C.

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