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Global Crossing Links Eurovision From Rio

IP solutions provider Global Crossing is providing Eurovision a link between Rio de Janeiro and New York for use during the 2008 Olympic Games.

Such Private Line services from Global Crossing provide reliable, secure, point-to-point, digital connectivity for a range of applications.

"Eurovision has over 50 years of experience in putting sports programming exactly where broadcasters and federations want it, in a seamless, reliable and cost-effective way," said Stefan Kürten, director of Eurovision operations. "We're delighted to work with Global Crossing for this vital [synchronous digital hierarchy] leg in our worldwide video network. Global Crossing delivers highly reliable and secure services, which are critical for our operations."