Zayo won a large coup for its growing long-distance fiber business, announcing that it will transport live broadcast and video feeds for all of the National Basketball Association's (NBA) games starting with the current 2014-15 season.
Through this partnership, the NBA will have an enhanced broadcast system that will provide managed video transport services for all 29 NBA arenas, carrying multiple high-definition (HD) live streams from each arena to the league's office in Secaucus, N.J.
Dan Caruso, CEO and chairman of Zayo, said in a release that "our fiber network will directly reach most of the NBA arenas, enabling the league to offer new services and capabilities."
Besides providing the underlying dark fiber facilities, the new network will leverage Zayo's growing 100G wavelength transport and managed video network equipment to deliver HD video content.
Zayo will also provide additional support via its recently formed Media and Gaming operations team.
Being able to establish a wide-ranging partnership with a household name like the NBA, particularly for the support of bandwidth hungry video content, is key for Zayo as it continues to expand its presence in the U.S. and internationally as a major network infrastructure provider. It also allows them to show new and existing customers the utility of 100G wavelength services.
- see the release
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