Telstra Broadcast Services (TBS) is significantly expanding its investments in the European market by opening a new Telstra UK Broadcast Operations Centre (BOC) situated in London’s Docklands.
Located at Telstra’s London Hosting Centre, the BOC will host a Master Control Room, office space and a lab and workshop area designed for tests and builds. The low latency, high proximity BOC has been built specifically for live video productions and will help manage and monitor content to and from Telstra’s EMEA customers 24/7 on the company’s global fibre, satellite, internet and partner networks.
It is also designed to support localised monitoring, alerting, routing and switching of Telstra’s services to the broadcast community, including the company's Internet Delivery Network, Global Media Network and Special Events Network. Furthermore, following the MediaCloud acquisition in June 2021, TBS can also take advantage of the MediaCloud team's considerable experience in managing and monitoring Internet delivery networks.
The facility and service assurance will be managed by the team at Telstra Broadcast Services who have many years of collective experience in effectively combining networks, systems and services for global broadcasters, rights-holders and sporting bodies.
The BOC gives access to Telstra’s network of over 2,500 global customer sites, venues and remote production hubs, and connectivity into 19 major global media network providers, many of which are in the UK and Continental Europe. It also serves as a secure cloud gateway with scalable service assurance for content delivery to off-network media buyers.
Specifically, the new facility gives access to Telstra’s Pittsburgh BOC and Hong Kong BOC, which is located in Telstra’s Stanley Teleport, where the company’s team control and maintain inter-connectivity between satellites, global subsea cable systems and the terrestrial IP network.
[Images in this article show Telstra's Sydney BOC.]
Together with Telstra’s Sydney BOC, the four centres allow Telstra Broadcast Services to make global coverage and 24/7 global service assurance available to customers.
“Telstra Broadcast Services already manages over 400 satellite, media and data services, as well as overseeing three million permanent channel hours and 20,000 ad hoc event bookings every year,” said Andreas Eriksson, Head of Telstra Broadcast Services. “By increasing our investment in London with this new facility, we are committing ourselves to the European market and supplying the low latency high-quality services both in and out of Europe that the broadcast industry, and the sports and live events sectors in particular, are now demanding.” www.telstra.com