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Global Cloud Xchange and Broadcast Media Communications Deliver Live International Football Match to Fans in England

By November 20, 2015May 10th, 2018No Comments
Global Cloud Xchange partners with Broadcast Media Communications


London, November 20, 2015: Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications (RCOM) today announced a partnership with Broadcast Media Communications (BMC UK).  The announcement follows last week’s successful broadcast of Spain vs England match from Rico Perez Stadium in Alicante, Spain to ITV London studios.

“The media landscape is undergoing significant transformation with advances in technology convergence and connectivity, and it is mission critical to have a scalable and resilient communications infrastructure to deliver high quality media content to stay ahead in the industry,” said Lee Russell, Operations Director at BMC UK. “GCX’s robust and expansive Global Network enabled us to deliver multiple live video feeds for ITV’s coverage of the international football match to millions of fans in England while optimizing cost and network efficiencies.”

The broadcast from Spain to ITV London studios included an end-to-end network solution with fast, dedicated and reliable connectivity, as well as active monitoring of the transmission over GCX’s Global Network to ensure consistent broadcast quality for European audiences.

“The quality of broadcast can help make or break a viewing experience and GCX is proud to play an integral role in providing fans with the ultimate football experience,” said Mark Russell, President of Europe, Global Cloud Xchange. “Our flawless transmission of the sports event demonstrates our ability to deliver high-quality live broadcasts in major markets around the world and we look forward to building a long term business relation with BMC UK.”

The GCX Global Network is distinguished by its unmatched geographic coverage and ability to provide both subsea and terrestrial connectivity to major telecommunications hubs fully supported by two redundant global network operation centers. Our network connects many of these telecommunications hubs across the globe, from the developed markets in the U.S. and Europe to the key emerging markets in the Middle East and Asia, including India and China.


About Global Cloud Xchange

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions customized for carriers, enterprises and new media companies. GCX owns the world’s largest private undersea cable system spanning more than 67,000 route kms which, seamlessly integrated with Reliance Communications’ 200,000 route kms of domestic optic fiber backbone, provides a robust Global Service Delivery Platform. With connections to 40 key business markets worldwide spanning Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East, GCX delivers Managed Services to more than 160 countries and offer extensive VPLS-enabled Ethernet network capabilities globally. GCX is equipped to support businesses through the deployment of next generation Enterprise solutions across its Cloud Delivery Networks.

About Broadcast Media Communications

Broadcast Media Communications (BMC UK) are Live Video experts. Our Media Network services combines years of video network experience to meet your demands of sports, news and special broadcast events. Our Media Quality Network across the City of London and our strategic alliances with Global providers, take your content wherever you want it. Our experience covers carriage and distribution of both compressed and uncompressed broadcast signals.  We deploy fibre, satellite and terrestrial RF mediums in any combination.  Whether it be audio or video, HD or SD, IP or TDM, we have the end-to-end solution knowledge that can meet your needs.

Through our resilient Media Network, BMC UK offer a whole spectrum of connection options, each tailored to the world of Media, and Live Broadcast.  Whether your requirement is for a cost effective, occasional use connection or a more permanent and resilient service, our network can deliver.  Our media quality backbone not only includes capacity to transport uncompressed HDSDI, but includes multiple 10G Ethernet, and SDH capability.