Nov 1 2007
Net Insight has received the first order from HTN Communications for a Nimbra based network for enhanced sports programming across the United States.
HTN Communications (formerly Hughes Television Network) have been servicing the sports broadcast and cable marketplace with transmission facilities and services since 1956. Live event broadcasting is expanding rapidly and HTN is now deploying a network to transport enhanced sports programming using Net Insight's Nimbra platform.
Starting with the 2007-2008 NHL (National Hockey League) and NBA (National Basketball Association) seasons, this initial phase will cover approximately ten venues with a continued rollout to all pro sports venues throughout the season. The network will significantly increase bandwidth and the service offering at the venues including multiple HD (High-Definition) and SD (Standard-Definition) video backhaul capabilities originating from each venue.
The broadcast and media industry, one of Net Insight's prioritized market segments, sets very high quality standards and Net Insight has established a strong foothold in the industry thanks to the unrivaled quality and real-time capabilities of the Nimbra platform. The platform is also a versatile multiservice solution featuring the transport of HD-SDI streams alongside SDI, any-size MPEG (ASI and IP), audio (AES-EBU and E1) and Ethernet data traffic over a common network. With the highest network utilization, multicasting of all types of services, guaranteed quality of service and the possibility of extending the network entirely in pace with customer growth, the Nimbra platform offers the most efficient, reliable and cost-effective network solutions available today.
"Operators, broadcasters and production companies are facing significant challenges as there is an explosive increase in video traffic across communication networks", says Fredrik Trägårdh, CEO of Net Insight. "Net Insight's Nimbra platform has been selected in over 25 countries as it offers the most efficient and versatile contribution and distribution platform on the market. With HTN, our Nimbra platform again proves to be the choice of the most demanding customers for their mission critical services".
"Broadcast clients have shown a tremendous desire to take advantage of the reliability and quality benefits of a Nimbra network," said Joseph Cohen, Chairman and CEO of HTN Communications. "HTN's new DTM fiber optic network service will enhance existing fiber optic transmission delivery technology, vastly improving upon current network offerings."
"HTN is very excited to be able to launch this new service. It is an example of our commitment to providing customers with innovative transmission solutions along with the expert and personal customer service that has defined our business for over 50 years," Cohen said. "We look forward to continuing our tradition of providing the live sports broadcasting and cable communities with reliable transmission solutions in the evolving world of High Definition television."