NEW YORK — Sept. 4, 2008 — Genesis Networks today announced that it will be offering a complete package of broadcasting services to media organizations covering the U.S. presidential elections in Washington, D.C., this November. Genesis Networks, a leading provider of high-quality global transmission services, will set up operations at the historic Hay-Adams Hotel to provide turnkey broadcasting services ranging from live shot positions to playout services over the worldwide Genesis fiber and satellite network.
On site Nov. 1-5 at the Hay-Adams, Genesis will offer three live shot stand-up positions, each with a direct head-on view of the White House. The live shots will include full camera kit and lighting, staffing support, a furnished production area, and IFB solutions. Genesis will also provide access to Internet and cable television broadcasts to enable journalists to follow election results. The live shot positions will link directly into Genesis global network including connectivity with more than 190 points of presence worldwide, for direct delivery of live video to the broadcaster's newsroom. Transmission services will include compression and standards conversion; all hardware, tape playout, uplink, and satellite capacity services; and Genesis Networks' full operations support.
"When broadcasters around the world converge upon the U.S. Capitol to cover the presidential election, they will be looking for every resource they can find to help them report the news with efficiency, economy, and immediacy — especially as breaking news develops," said Paul Dujardin, president and CEO, Genesis Networks. "These are the requirements we had in mind when we designed our election services offering to provide a turnkey, no-hassle, high-performance solution for linking high-profile news sources to newsrooms."
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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 170 locations worldwide and growing, many organizations can now take advantage of Genesis services. The company's network operations center in New York City maintains the health and standards of the global network while the Genesis proprietary software system, IRIS, allows clients to have remote, real-time network monitoring, scheduling, and control capabilities. For additional information on Genesis Networks and its innovative products, please visit www.gen-networks.com.