03.20.2008 08:05 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Genesis Networks provides transoceanic fiber link for Australian Open
For the second consecutive year, broadcasts of the Australian Open tennis tournament were transmitted to U.S. viewers via a transoceanic fiber link provided by Genesis Networks.
The Australian Open is one of the first examples of a major international sporting event relying on fiber infrastructure over satellite communications for global transmission of broadcasts.
Genesis Networks was under contract by two of the world's largest sports cable networks to deliver video transmission services for the Australian Open. Genesis provided 24/7 transmission for up to 14 different circuits linking the venue to and from the sports networks' U.S. production facilities. In addition to prime-time coverage of tennis matches, Genesis Networks provided fiber links for sports news-gathering feeds, such as interviews with players and special features.
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