RT� taps Tiscali International Network for streaming video

SEPTEMBER 27, 2007 -- RT�'s selection of TINet is representative of a growing trend among broadcasters and content owners to expand their presence online by delivering more programs over the Internet.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2007 -- Tiscali International Network (TINet), the world's only carrier dedicated exclusively to wholesale IP-MPLS, today announced that the Irish broadcaster RT� (Radio Telefis �ireann) has chosen its IP Transit service to deliver audio and visual streaming for RT�'s online service.

RT�'s selection of TINet is evidence of a growing trend among broadcasters and content owners to expand their presence online by delivering more programs over the Internet. TINet will be the IP transit supplier to the public service broadcaster, whose cross-media service includes two national TV channels, four radio stations, and a comprehensive website with news, entertainment, and sports programs.

TINet, which claims to have the second largest IP network in Europe, says it provides reliable connectivity with proactive management of SLAs and protection from DOS attacks to minimize downtime. RT� will use TINet's service to deliver web and multimedia content from its website, such as news updates, media alerts, and live streaming feeds.

"Our audiences have come to expect high-quality programming on TV and radio, and visit our website expecting the same level of excellence," notes Marcus O'Doherty, technology development manager of RT�. "TINet demonstrated that it was able to supply RT� a reliable, high-capacity network, backed up with great technical support. We have very high standards for our viewers' user experience and are delighted to be working with the TINet team who understand our business needs."

"TINet's dedicated focus on wholesale IP and MPLS has meant that we are in a position to provide a faster and more customer focused solution than our competitors," adds Paolo Susnik, CEO of TINet. "Our partnership with RT� guarantees management of their network and performance stability for high volume traffic--essential for a broadcaster like RT� where fast, safe surfing is essential to add value to its audiences."

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