NEW YORK — July 28, 2008 — During the 2008 Olympic Games, the Genesis Networks fiber infrastructure will deliver broadcast news feeds to global audiences from key Beijing landmarks as part of a service offered to news teams by Global Vision, a leading provider of broadcasting and transmission services in the Asia/Pacific region.
From Aug. 1 to 26, Global Vision will be offering transmission services from two iconic locations in Beijing: a site overlooking the Olympic Green with views of Olympic Games venues such as the Bird's Nest and Water Cube, and the Ancient Observatory, built in 1442 during the Ming Dynasty and offering sweeping views of downtown Beijing. Global Vision will also provide satellite news gathering (SNG) vehicles broadcasting locations in and around the city. For occasional-use feeds, as well as news teams broadcasting from a single location for the duration of the Beijing Olympics, Global Vision will provide integrated live stand-up and playout services for the "first mile" of video delivery out of Beijing. Genesis Networks will then pick up the feeds for delivery over the Genesis terrestrial fiber network to major media hubs on all other continents beyond Asia.
"In order to serve a wide range of geographically dispersed customers often on short notice, we knew we needed a solution that would extend the reach of our satellite capabilities and provide the lower latency, increased flexibility, and additional value that a fiber network would offer," said Michael Fleck, president, Global Vision. "With its vast international video transmission capabilities and world-class service, Genesis Networks was the ideal choice for our Beijing Olympics service."
"The Global Vision Beijing service offering is an excellent example of how terrestrial fiber can complement satellite transmissions for international delivery of breaking news," said Doug Triblehorn, Genesis Networks vice president, Asia/Pacific. "By downlinking and carrying high-quality video feeds out of Asia and to broadcast hubs worldwide, Genesis Networks is helping Global Vision's customers deliver breaking news and features from the Beijing Olympics — without the loss in quality that sometimes results from multiple satellite hops."
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About Global Vision
Global Vision has been bringing international business networks to China and the Asia/Pacific region for 20 years, providing the experience, contacts, and local knowledge for world-class transmissions in and out of Asia. Global Vision offers satellite networks or cable broadcasting, business television, IPTV, Beijing Olympic transmission, retail networks, video production, and event solutions to cover broadcasters' needs in urban and remote sites in the Asia/Pacific region. More information is available at www.globalvisionnetworks.net.
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.