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Nevion transports the Oscars® live to TV screens for the seventh consecutive year
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012
Ventura solutions to transport video from the Kodak Theatre for the 84th Academy Awards®
Hollywood, California, February 24, 2012: Nevion, the leading provider of managed video services for broadcasters, service providers and government entities worldwide, is providing video transport solutions for the upcoming 84th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday February 26. This is the seventh consecutive year that Nevion’s video transport solutions have helped bring the Oscars, one of the most highly-viewed events in the world, live to TV screens across the globe.
Nevion’s Ventura solutions will transport video signals from mobile production trucks at the Kodak Theatre across the local network and throughout the country for live broadcasting of the telecast. They’ll also be used to transport TCP/IP video traffic over 270Mbps/1.485Gbps video circuits from the Kodak Theatre to a central broadcast operations center in downtown Los Angeles, seamlessly connecting the production teams at both locations.
“Nevion solutions will once again bring the most famous awards ceremony in the world live to millions of viewers throughout the world,” said Nevion CEO Geir Bryn-Jensen. “Our carrier-grade next-generation Ventura solutions enable broadcasters and production companies to make use of pre-existing and readily available video circuits for ‘occasional use’ events like the Oscars. Their unrivaled visual quality and reliability meet the stringent requirements for our customers’ highest profile event of the year.”
The Academy Awards is televised live across the United States, Canada and the UK, and attracts millions of viewers elsewhere throughout the world. Last year’s ceremony attracted 37.63 million viewers in the United States alone. According to the Academy, the broadcast has up to a billion viewers internationally.
Nevion solutions are relied on to transport video for high-profile events throughout the world such as the Superbowl, the FIFA World Cup, the 2010 Winter Games and the Championships, Wimbledon.