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Global Cloud Xchange enables Broadcast Media Communications to scale out Broadcast as a Service globally

By February 25, 2016May 9th, 2018No Comments

LONDON, February 24, 2016: Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications (RCOM) today announced that Broadcast Media Communications (BMC) has successfully deployed BMC Global Media Network across GCX Cloud X nodes in Palo Alto (California), Hong Kong and London, offering media companies global access and full workflow orchestration through the Broadcast as a Service (BaaS™) Suite of software solutions by BMC.

“Consumers today expect rapid evolution and expansion in their choice of content experiences, making it a priority for broadcasters and media companies to accelerate their technology innovation to keep pace,” said Tim Horsfield, Co-Founder and CEO of Broadcast Media Communications. “By leveraging GCX Cloud X platforms to scale out our BaaS™ offering globally, we can now combine traditional broadcast functions with a secure private cloud environment that enable functionality and work flow to suit the strategic business requirements of the media industries.”

Cloud X is uniquely designed to deliver applications on a virtualized infrastructure, enabling automated deployment of on-net Cloud services across GCX’s privately owned global fiber optic network. The Cloud X platform supports network transparency — a key element in accelerating enterprise applications to the Cloud.

“Our Cloud X orchestration portal will not only simplify infrastructure deployment but also de-risk migration to the Cloud for leading broadcasting customers such as BMC,” said Braham Singh, SVP of Global Product Management, Reliance Communications & Global Cloud Xchange. “We are very pleased to further expand our relationship with BMC and support their business growth globally.”

This announcement follows last year’s successful broadcast of Spain vs England match from Rico Perez Stadium in Alicante, Spain to ITV London studios.


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.