Genesis Introduces Hybrid Service
[Satellite News – 5-14-08] Genesis Networks is introducing what it calls the “world’s first hybrid satellite-fiber service” for global high-definition (HD) broadcasting, Genesis announced May 14.
The services extends Genesis Networks’ fully meshed, global video-over-IP fiber optic network through alliances with commercial satellite teleports. The system is intended to facilitate delivery and receipt of live content from any location. Saber is geared toward broadcasters who need to schedule occasional-use HD feeds from remote locations in which fiber optic connectivity is limited. The first mile of the broadcast can be transmitted via satellite and then handed off to the fiber infrastructure for distribution anywhere in the world.
"With the onset of HD and the ensuing high demand for HD content, broadcasters have a large requirement to extend their reach to all different regions in the world, but they have discovered that it is too cost-prohibitive and cumbersome to rely solely on satellite transmissions," Paul Dujardin, president and CEO of Genesis Networks, said in a statement. "With Saber, we can give these broadcasters a fully managed, turnkey solution that leverages the low latency and consistently high signal quality of fiber as well as our connections to every distribution hub in the world."