BT Broadcast Services is forging ahead in the international broadcast market as it plans to unveil new fiber services, an extended digital OU network, and multiplex services at IBC 2001.
Broadcast Services now owns and operates an innovative fiber-based network called i-View, which is expected to change the prospects for broadcasters to deliver international television services globally. The new transatlantic fiber optic highway links BT's major media centers in Washington DC, New York and Los Angeles and will be unveiled at this year's show. This portion of the i-View fiber network complements the existing fiber network that extends across the Atlantic connecting New York with London, Los Angeles with Paris, and London with Paris.
Broadcast Services is offering a multiplex service for broadcasters wishing to target the UK DTH audience, currently five million and increasing. BT's Eurobird mux service includes full adaptation and offers the ability to have channels included with Sky's EPG for the UK's direct-to-home (DTH) platform.
Additional highlights for this year's show:
* Broadcast Services' will be showcasing its newly expanded digital OU network to include additional European capacity, including more dedicated Eutelsat space.
* The newly opened Los Angeles Media Center complements Broadcast Services' existing East Coast facilities.
* 24-hour satellite newsgathering service -- an end-to-end digital or analog SNG transmission service from news source to studio location anywhere in the world. The comprehensive service package includes a pan-European fleet of 44 mobile satellite trucks incorporating on board production facilities, studio talkback, tape playout and associated satellite capacity.
* Digital Content Management Services -- designed to enable media owners to exploit valuable video assets by making them available to users worldwide.
BT Broadcast Services will be at IBC 2001 in Amsterdam from September 8-12; Hall 1, Stand 1.140.
About BT Broadcast Services:
BT Broadcast Services -- a division of BT Ignite, BT's international broadband and solutions business -- is a supplier of global broadcast solutions, providing a terrestrial and satellite-based multimedia transmission solutions as well as content and customer management services. For more information, visit www.broadcast.bt.com.