Wednesday, May 18, 2005

BT Media and Broadcast Deploys Juniper IP/MPLS

BT Media and Broadcast has selected Juniper Networks' routing platforms to create what is described as Europe's first point-to-multipoint IP/MPLS-based broadcast distribution network. The network has been deployed by BT Media and Broadcast on behalf of Meridian, a regional member of ITV, the UK's leading independent national television broadcaster. The network uses Juniper's M320 and M10i routing platforms to transport broadcast-quality video, data files, voice and IT traffic between ITV's studios. Financial terms were not disclosed.

  • In March 2005, BT unveiled plans to establish a global digital media distribution capability with major hubs in continental Europe, the US and Asia. To support this vision, BT Broadcast Services, which has been supporting the broadcast industry for over 40 years, is merging with BT Rich Media, which develops channels to market for digital content. The division will be known as BT Media and Broadcast (BTM&B).

This global offering and new structure will build on BTM&B's investment in its UK-based "BT Mediahive" digital content management capabilities, enabling it to capture, store, manage and distribute any type of media file, including video, audio and still images.

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