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Net Insight to provide network for Austrian Bundesliga coverage

Austria’s MTI Teleport has tapped Swedish technology outfit Net Insight to build a media network for Sky Austria’s Austrian Bundesliga coverage based on its new terabit capacity router Nimbra 1060.

The new media network connects 12 football stadiums throughout Austria with Sky Austria’s premises and MTI Teleport’s network operation centre, for the Austrian Football Bundesliga. It delivers uncompressed video and data services via 1 Gbps links enabling distributed workflows, according to Net Insight.

The order was won together with Net Insight’s partner SHM Broadcast and the network went live in July.

Nimbra 1060 is Net Insight’s latest generation terabit router with a NFV oriented architecture. Other sports leagues that run over MTI Teleport’s Nimbra-based networks are the German Football Bundesliga 1 and 2, the Basketball league, the Ice Hockey league and the Handball league. Other sports events such as Champions League games also run over MTI Teleport’s networks, with the final being broadcast in 4K as early as 2015.

“Net Insight’s well-proven technology is essential for us and the Nimbra 1060 gives us unsurpassed scalability. It makes us even more competitive in the network services market for media and live sports,” said David Müller, director product management at MTI.

“We have a long and solid partnership with MTI Teleport together with SHM Broadcast that we have built over the years. With our new platform we will help MTI Teleport to meet future capacity and flexibility needs for live sports as we move into IP based production workflows,” said Henrik Sund, CEO of Net Insight.