TeliaSonera to deliver content from New York to Sweden in 55 milliseconds

TeliaSonera International Carrier has signed a deal to deliver live television broadcasts of a major Swedish entertainment show from New York to Sweden – which it will do in just 55 milliseconds. TeliaSonera International Carrier is the first network operator with its own fibre-based media network to offer this service on an international and transatlantic basis.

Much faster than traditional satellite, the company’s fibre network has an extensive capacity for broadcast television signals, enabling it to deliver live High Definition programming at very high speeds.

Swedish talk show Söndagsparty (Sunday Party), produced by Metronome/STO-CPH, will be broadcast live from New York and delivered to Kanal 5’s studios in Stockholm. This will be the first time the show has been broadcast from New York.

“Broadcasters, content and programme providers are facing a major challenge of distributing their material over a number of different platforms with high quality. With TeliaSonera International Carrier’s fibre-based network and media products customers are given a complete platform for distributing high quality broadcasts over fibre,” says Malin Frenning, President of TeliaSonera International Carrier.

“One of the major advantages of TeliaSonera International Carrier’s media network is that there are no limitations to bandwidth, as is the case with traditional satellite transmission. Fibre is faster than satellite and so the classical delay experienced with live broadcasts via satellite will now not appear - this gives viewers a better, real-time experience,” adds Malin Frenning.

“The ‘Sunday Party’ show with Filip and Fredrik is a unique project. It feels secure and exciting to use TeliaSonera International Carrier’s technological solution when a major Swedish entertainment show is going to be broadcast live for the very first time from New York,” says Lars Beckung, Head of Programming at Kanal 5 in Sweden.

The ‘Sunday Party’ show will be broadcast using TeliaSonera International Carrier’s Occasional Use service, which is designed to meet the needs and requirements of live broadcasts and allows content providers and broadcasters to reserve the service for temporary broadcasts.

For further information journalists can contact:
The TeliaSonera Press Office, +46-(0)8-713 58 30

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TeliaSonera International Carrier is a global provider of cross-border (and domestic) communication services. Through intelligent use of our wholly-owned network and high-quality technology, we deliver a wide range of IP, capacity and voice services. We also provide the the media, education and online gaming industries with services tailored to their specific needs.
We own and operate more than 43,000 kilometers (27,000 miles) of fiber network, which covers more than 100 points of presence in 35 countries across Europe, the US and Asia.

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