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03/07/2008

Global Crossing Provides Eurovision Link To Brazil During Olympics

Global Crossing, a leading global IP solutions provider, has announced that it will provide a link between Rio de Janeiro and New York for Eurovision, a leading sports and news content distributor, during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
The contract expands the broadcaster's existing Private Line Services to accommodate enhanced audio visual content.
Stefan Kuerten, director of Eurovision operations, said: "Eurovision has over 50 years of experience in putting sports programming exactly where broadcasters and federations want it. In a seamless, reliable and cost-effective way. We're delighted to work with Global Crossing for this vital SDH leg in our worldwide video network. Global crossing delivers highly reliable and secure services, which are critical for our operations."
Global Crossing Private Line services provide highly reliable, secure, point-to-point, digital connectivity, for a wide range of applications used by enterprise customers, including hosting, resource planning, business continuity, content distribution and disaster recovery.
Marcos Malfatti said: "This agreement with Eurovision illustrates our ability to meet the exacting demands of the corporate market in Brazil and worldwide. Our success is based on our commitment to understanding the needs of our customers and to becoming a key business partner to them."
Global Crossing Private Line services also support high-bandwidth operations such as large data transfers, medical imaging, record archiving, database sharing and replication, and remote office access to application servers. The services' capacities range from T1/E1 up to OC-48/STM-16.
Further information is available at: www.globalcrossing.com.
(KMcA/JM)
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