Winter Olympics

RTR taps Megafon for CDN ahead of Sochi

Russian state broadcaster RTR has tapped telecom operator Megafon to provide CDN services for internet video coverage of the Winter Olympics from Sochi. Megafon operates a network of cities covering Russia’s major cities, with a capacity of about 250Gbps. RTR’s deputy director of IT Alexey Skvortsov said RTR intended to deliver HD-quality video to every […]

Russian win for Elemental

Russia’s Channel One has chosen video technology provider Elemental’s video processing platform for its coverage of the forthcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi. Elemental systems will process nine channels of Channel One/Perviy Kanal Olympics programming for delivery of video over IP networks to multiple devices. Channel One/Perviy Kanal is the primary content distributor for the host […]

BBC details digital Winter Olympics plan

The BBC has unveiled plans to air “the most complete digital coverage of a Winter Olympics Game to date,” with more than 650 hours of live action from Sochi 2014 to be offered online through six HD streams. Announcing its plans for the Russian games, the BBC said it aimed to build on the digital […]

Sky Italia teams up with Telecom Italia for IPTV

Sky Italia has signed a letter of intent with Telecom Italia to investigate whtehr the pair could create a next-generation IPTV platform over which the entire Sky programming line-up could be distributed.  Sky has initially struck an agreement with Telecom Italia whereby Telecom Italia Media customers will be able to view Sky’s dedicated Winter Olympics […]