Telstra Signs Broadcast IP Network Deal with Fox Sports
June 7, 2017
Telstra has announced that its media-focused IP network, designed to transmit simultaneous channels of uncompressed linear contribution video, will be used to help broadcast live content for Fox Sports at “the lowest possible latency”.
Under the long-term deal with Fox Sports, Telstra’s Distributed Production Network (DPN) will be used to transmit equipment control signals, audio feeds, and raw camera footage across the network back to remote production hubs in Sydney and Melbourne, sometimes from up to 3,500km away.
The DPN is aimed at being “fully operational” by March 2018 Telstra said, and will support more than 500 top tier live sporting events per year by connecting 29 stadiums across the country with these production hubs.
“Telstra’s DPN is designed to help our broadcast customers meet the rapidly growing demand for live content by offering access to our high-capacity, low-latency and multi-tenant network of scale,” head of Telstra Broadcast Services Trevor Boal said.
Telstra earlier this year similarly launched a system for broadcasters to deliver both live and file-based media content worldwide with its Global Media Network, utilising a “geographically diverse dual path ring” to ensure that data traffic is automatically diverted when there are network disruptions.