Hibernia Media, Colt strike broadcast services pact

Hibernia Media, the fiber-based media and broadcast transport division of Hibernia Atlantic, has entered into a "strategic relationship" with Colt to connect its European and U.S. broadcast networks, Hibernia announced Monday.

The joint service will become commercially available May 15.

Hibernia Media said the agreement will allow broadcasters to deliver a wider variety of global media content to their respective customers.  

Desmond Gallahue, senior vice president of global sales for Hibernia Media, said, "Hibernia Media and Colt will create a powerful one-stop shop for delivering broadcast content from 250+ venues across the two continents via our extensive fiber networks."

Hibernia said, under the agreement, Colt will immediately deliver managed broadcast services from its European customers to the United States, through a new, seamless content delivery system.

Moreover, Colt can combine its connections to over 150 European sports arenas, production studios and news facilities with Hibernia's reach into major U.S. TV network facilities, the announcement said.

In addition, Colt will be able to manage live sporting events and news feeds via Hibernia Media's Television Operations Center (TOC).

The joint services will be carried over Hibernia Media's parent's fiber network, which includes 45,000 km of terrestrial and trans-Atlantic fiber connectivity, in addition to over 100 POPs in the U.S. and in Europe, and another 50-plus on-net media customer nodes.

For more:
- see the release 

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