Genesis Networks Streamlines Delivery of U.S. News to European Audiences on France 24

FRANCE 24,
has selected the Genesis Networks fiber infrastructure to provide a permanent
video link between FRANCE 24’s U.S. news bureau at the New York Stock Exchange
(NYSE) and the channel’s Paris headquarters for broadcast of North American
news content to the European viewing audience. In addition, Genesis Networks is facilitating
occasional-use transmissions of live news shots from
Jerusalem
and

New York.
The links provide
FRANCE 24 with
a turnkey and highly dependable solution for its

U.S. coverage, and enable Genesis Networks to further extend its presence among the European broadcasting
community.

From the NYSE, the
FRANCE 24
bureau is connected to the Genesis Networks point of presence (POP) in
New York for seamless delivery of news content to the

FRANCE 24
headquarters. In addition to the video link, the agreement with Genesis Networks
includes all required video and audio transmission hardware in New York and
Paris, standards conversion from NTSC to PAL at the NYSE, and 24/7 monitoring
and technical support via Genesis’ network operations center.

In addition, Genesis Networks provides a fiber link from JCS, a major Jerusalem-based
production house, to the
FRANCE
24 headquarters for delivery of occasional live feeds covering news of the
Middle East. Genesis Networks also provides an occasional-use
link for live studio shots originating from a production house in

New York.

“As we continue to extend our news coverage to broader regions around the
globe, it is essential that we partner with service providers that can
guarantee the highest levels of quality at an affordable price,” said
Fr d ric Brochard, director of technology for

FRANCE 24. “We chose Genesis
Networks for its technology excellence and its track record of
reliability.”

FRANCE
24 is setting the standard for European news organizations in its objective to
provide global, continuous coverage from all parts of the world, and we’re
pleased to help enable that mission,” said Paul Dujardin, president and
CEO of Genesis Networks.