Friday, September 7, 2012

Colt Ties into Hibernia Media's Video Transport Service

Colt Technology Services is partnering with Hibernia Media to deliver professional video transport over its fiber network.

Colt is already connected to more than 150 broadcast hubs across Europe from news and sports broadcast venues to production and postproduction houses, master control rooms, distribution centres, media switching hubs and play-out facilities. The partnership with Hibernia will increase that number to over 300, giving Colt’s broadcast customers access to Hibernia’s US and European television networks, news and sports venues, and broadcast studios.

“This is an exciting time for Colt,” commented Ken Wood, Colt’s media sector expert. “Our customers are increasingly asking us to help them deliver high quality content to their customers across the world. Our joint offering with Hibernia Media provides unmatched connectivity options for both US and European media companies, helping broadcasters meet increasing demands for HD and 3D quality content.”

Aldea and Hibernia Media Merge to Create Global Video Transport Provider

Hibernia Media, the video transport division of Hibernia Atlantic, will merge with Aldea Solutions.  Both companies are video transport providers operating 100% QoS Media Service DTM
networks over fiber.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

The combined network will connect highvalue media destinations, reaching 25 countries and 80 cities, with over 300 On-Net locations spanning Europe, North and South America.

Montreal-based Aldea operates a fully automated fiber-based network for broadcast services with points-of-service in major cities throughout the Americas, and with international points-of-presence in Europe.

Hibernia Media links over 200 media connection points for professional video transport
solutions on an occasional use or dedicated basis.

Google Builds New Data Center in Santiago

In a blog posting, Google confirmed that it is building a new, state-of-the-art data center in Quilicura, near Santiago, Chile. This is Google's first data center in Latin America.

Construction is underway and activation is expected by the end of 2013.  Google estimtes its investment in the facility at US$150 million.