Japanese media operator Nexion is using TeliaSonera’s Media Connect ‘Occasional Use’ service for delivering HD broadcast feeds from Wimbledon 2010 to Japan for two broadcasters.

Starting this week, the TeliaSonera International Carrier service is delivering HD video feeds from the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Club to the TeliaSonera Media Nodes in the London Docklands and then switching the feeds to the USA - where hand-off occurs to Nexion, the Japanese media operator headquartered in Tokyo.

Nexion senior vice president Seiji Konno said: “Working with TeliaSonera International Carrier means that Japan tennis fans will get to experience the tournament at its best as it happens.”

The Media Connect service is an international fibre based media network designed for video distribution.

It enables the delivery of HD broadcast quality video content across more than 100 points of presence in 35 countries across Europe, the US and Asia.

TeliaSonera’s Media Connect was chosen following a competitive pitch against a number of fibre and satellite suppliers.