Monday, January 11, 2010

AT&T Provides HD Video Transport for The Switch

The Switch, which provides video images and sound to the broadcast industry, awarded a multi-year contract to AT&T to deliver broadcast video with live and on-demand high definition programming across more than 20 states.

The Switch, which is owned and operated by Beers Enterprises, Inc. (BEI), is the leading video switching center in the New York metropolitan area. The company also provides advanced video switching services from its facilities in Los Angeles, Miami, Washington D.C. and from international locations, Toronto Canada, and London, England.

Under the agreement, AT&T will provide High Definition Video Transport service (HDVT) across more than 130 metropolitan areas across the AT&T 22 state national footprint. The Switch will use (HDVT) circuits to transmit HD and Standard Definition content from its video switching locations in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C., Miami, London and Toronto.

The first use of AT&T HDVT circuits by The Switch was for the live transmission of the Michael Jackson Memorial Service, July 7, 2009 from The Staples Center in Los Angeles.http://http://

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