Transmission services company Aldea Solutions is working with sports producer Input Media to provide facilities in Cape Town for coverage of the 2010 World Cup.


The two companies will make available a variety of services for international broadcasters including playout, fixed standups from a rooftop, studio with live backdrop and wireless standups.

The facilities will be available at Granger Bay in the V&A Waterfront’s World Media and Legacy Centre in Cape Town, with views of the football stadium, Table Mountain and Robben Island.

HD-quality fiber optic video transmission will be provided by Aldea.

Aldea chief executive Lionel Bentolila said: “Aldea has a heritage of providing HD-quality fiber optic video transmission services for broadcasters that have high reliability, low signal latency and high bandwidth at a competitive cost.”

Input Media has worked with UEFA, The Football Association and FA Premier League football clubs including Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton.

Aldea has also designed a bi-directional video and data transport set-up that will enable live HD and SD broadcasts from temporary studios in Johannesburg and Cape Town to its clients’ studios around the world.