French transmission services outfit TDF has struck an agreement, through its Ad Valem Technologies unit, with Australia’s Telstra to collaborate on transport services, which TDF says will enable it to grow its business in providing services for international sports and music events.
The agreement will see Ad Valem Technologies’ international network of local operators integrated with Telstra’s global network, providing the capacity to cover events from several thousand sports stadiums and event venues globally.
Currently, TDF retransmits a number of big events in HD and UHD including Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 football matches and France’s Top 14 rugby as well as international sports events such as the Ryder Cup, Formula 1, the Davis Cup and the Champions League as well as c cultural and musical events.
TDF CEO Franck Langrand said that Telstra, which was already a supplier to TDF, would now be a partner. He said that Ad Valem Technologies already connected over 60 stadiums to a high-bandwidth fibre network.
Trevor Boal, director of Telstra Broadcast Services said that the agreement would connect TDF’s customers to over 2,500 stadiums, arenas and TV stations globally.