Genesis Networks Chosen by China Netcom for Transmission of Chinese Channels to Canada
NEW YORK -- Oct. 16, 2007 -- Genesis Networks, a provider of next-generation global video transmission services, today announced that Chinese telecommunications provider China Netcom (CNC) is now carrying a package of Chinese-language television channels to viewers in Canada via Genesis Networks‘ fiber infrastructure. The package of channels is available from Canadian cable television provider Rogers.
When contracted by a major Chinese broadcaster to deliver content to Canadian viewers within two weeks, China Netcom turned to Genesis Networks. “In evaluating carriers, China Netcom‘s main criterion was a turnkey solution that could be provided with extremely fast turnaround,” said Mark Koch, director of operations at Genesis Networks. “Genesis was the only transmission provider that could deliver the services in a week‘s time from the point of agreement.”
“We commend the broadcaster‘s efforts to reach out to Chinese viewers around the world, particularly the large Chinese population in Canada,” said Paul Parente, vice president of sales. “We‘re pleased that we‘ve enabled China Netcom to help fulfill this vision.”
Genesis Networks provides turnkey, fully managed video and data services with a global fiber and satellite infrastructure. Genesis Networks‘ service includes innovative and unique options including portable bandwidth, allowing customers to make the most flexible and efficient use of their bandwidth, and the industry-leading IRIS real-time booking system. To learn more about Genesis Networks solutions, go to www.gen-networks.com.
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About China Netcom
As an official partner of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, China Netcom is one of China‘s leading broadband communications and fixed-line telecommunications operators. Its northern service region consists of Beijing Municipality and Tianjin Municipality, as well as the provinces of Hebei, Henan, Shandong, Liaoning, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Neimenggu Autonomous Region (Inner Mongolia), and Shanxi. In all of these regions, the Company is the dominant provider of fixed-line telephone services, broadband, and other Internet-related services, as well as business and data communications services. Its southern service region consists of Shanghai Municipality and Guangdong Province. In these regions, the Company focuses on providing telecommunications services to enterprises and high-usage residential customers in selected densely populated areas. More information is available at www.china-netcom.com.
About China Netcom USA Operations LTD
China Netcom USA Operations LTD is China Netcom‘s local operating unit in North America, headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. With points of presence in Los Angeles, San Jose, and New York City, China Netcom USA offers services including International Private Line Service from U.S. to China and Asia Pacific, Direct connectivity to China Netcom‘s domestic China IP network, and MPLS / VPN services to China.
About Genesis Networks
Genesis Networks provides broadcasters, cable networks, production companies, and corporations with high-quality customized global video transmission services that are reliable, flexible, and affordable. The Genesis Networks‘ platform is a next-generation, IP-based fiber and satellite video network with cutting-edge switching and compression technologies. With more than 100 locations worldwide and growing, many organizations can now take advantage of Genesis Networks‘ services. The company‘s network operations center in New York City maintains the health and standards of the global network while the Genesis Networks proprietary software system, IRIS, allows clients to have remote, real-time network monitoring, scheduling, and control capabilities. Additional information on Genesis Networks and its innovative products is available at www.gen-networks.com.
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