The centre includes a master control room, office space, and lab/workshop area designed to facilitate tests and builds
Telstra Broadcast Services has opened a London broadcast operations centre.
Based in the Docklands, the centre includes a master control room, office space, and lab/workshop area designed to facilitate tests and build. It is designed specifically for live video productions and will assist in managing and monitoring content to and from Telstra’s EMEA customers 24/7.
It also delivers localised monitoring, alerting, routing, and switching of Telstra’s services to the broadcast community, including the company’s Internet Delivery Network, Global Media Network, and Special Events Network. The company’s recent acquisition of MediaCloud means that the MediaCloud team’s experience in this area will be leveraged.
In addition, it provides access to Telstra’s network of over 2500 global customer sites, venues, and remote production hubs, as well as connectivity into 19 major global media network providers, many of which are in the UK and continental Europe. It can also connect to Telstra’s broadcast operations centres in Hong Kong and Pittsburgh, and provides a secure cloud gateway solution with scalable service assurance for content delivery to off-network media buyers.
Head of Telstra Broadcast Services, Andreas Eriksson, said: “By increasing our investment in London with this new facility, we are demonstrating our commitment to the European market and providing exactly the sort of low latency high-quality services both in and out of Europe that the industry, and the sports and live events sectors, in particular, are demanding.”