27 January 2003 -- Telewizja Polska USA Inc, the US partner of the Polish National Television in USA, has agreed to transmit TV programmes across the Atlantic over the SDH infrastructure of Telia International Carrier's high-capacity trans-Atlantic Viking Network.
The equipment for processing TV pictures, produced by EVS, was connected to the Viking Network backbone in Warsaw in December 2002, thanks to a new technical solution developed by the two parties.
A fixed network solution will guarantee stable and high-quality transmission, as an alternative to satellite broadcasting. "One of our goals, when introducing the new TV programme to American market, has been to use a reliable and high-quality data transmission between the two continents," said Boguslaw M Spanski, CEO of Telewizja Polska USA Inc. "We believe that the transmission system elaborated together with Telia is the right solution and it is as reliable as the transmission over satellites."
TeliaSonera's subsidiary, Telia International Carrier provides wholesale international IP, capacity and voice services to large customers at selected high-volume destinations in Europe and New York. Its services are based on the high-capacity European and trans-Atlantic Viking Network, the IP network with peering points in Europe and the US and international voice switches in selected destinations.
Telewizja Polska USA Inc belongs to the capital group Spanski Enterprises Inc, the sole partner of Telewizja Polska S.A. and Polskie Radio S.A. (Polish National Radio and Television) in North and South America. The company distributes two national Polish TV channels on GlobeCast digital platform and the Time Warner Cable system in New York.
In 2003 a new cable systems in the USA and Canada will be connected to the distribution chain.