GigaContent, Nevion to Build New National Contribution Network for TV2 in Denmark

TV content services supplier GigaContent and media transport specialist Nevion have been commissioned by broadcaster TV2 to build a new national contribution network within Denmark to replace its existing proprietary infrastructure. Due for completion in early December 2013, the network will link TV2’s main studios, as well as connecting its eight regional bases located throughout the country.

NevionThe new contribution network will be used for all television content within Denmark, including sports, and will run over the Global Connect backbone with four uncompressed HD over 10GB IP pipes for TV2’s main studios, and JPEG 2000 over Gigabit Ethernet for the regions. Quality of service will be secured by a redundant (dual) path with packet switching. Nevion will also provide the switching and signal processing in the Exchange Centre in Copenhagen between the uncompressed services and the JPEG 2000 compressed services for TV2’s regional offices.

Nevion’s VideoIPath connection manager will be used to manage the monitoring of the network and services in GigaContent’s network operations centre and all TV2’s facilities, ensuring SLA targets are met and the quality of experience for viewers is ensured. The self-service commissioning of contribution connections will run on GigaContent’s GigaBooking online booking platform.

“There is a growing demand for high quality live content and contribution using IP as the carrier so it became imperative for TV2 to upgrade its current contribution service” said Brian Slott, CTO of GigaContent. “The successful solution that we’ve put forward with Nevion will enable TV2 to meet this demand and grow its business. This is very exciting news for the broadcast industry in Denmark.”

“GigaContent and Nevion have a long-established technical relationship and close technical collaboration, resulting in solutions such as the GigaEasyLink compressed service running on Nevion’s JPEG 2000 technology over an IP backbone, that address real market pain points,” Kjetil Bonde, SVP of European sales at Nevion added. “This benefits both of our companies as well as our customers; this project for TV2 is the latest example of our cooperation in action.”

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