EuroNews taps Genesis Network to reach Americas

EuroNews has selected Genesis
Networks, a provider of next-generation global video transmission
services, to
provide fully managed distribution services for delivery of EuroNews to
North and South American marketplaces.
Genesis Networks
provides a fully managed network backhaul and distribution solution,
including fiber connectivity, from the EuroNews master control facility
in Lyon, France, to the Genesis Networks uplink facilities in New York
and Atlanta. The signals are uplinked to the Genesis Networks cable
distribution platforms on Galaxy 23 and Intelsat 9 for access by major
cable and DTH affiliates throughout North and South America. The
turnkey transmission solution includes delivery of seven audio signals
in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Russian.
To help EuroNews
launch the new service in Latin America, Genesis Networks procures and
administers IRDs and authorization codes for each affiliate that joins
the service. In addition, EuroNews has access to Genesis Networks’ IRIS
software and ultralinks. These tools enable EuroNews to monitor the
quality of its transmissions across the globe from the company’s
operations center in Lyon.
” When
we put the North and South America service out to competitive bidding,
Genesis Networks was the clear choice,” said Cecile Leveaux, CTO for
EuroNews. “Genesis Networks is known in the industry as a video over IP
pioneer, and its global infrastructure, superior quality of service,
and highly resilient design make it ideal for our needs as we continue
to reach broader markets in the Americas. Additionally, Genesis
Networks’ in-depth knowledge of the American marketplace made it a good
choice as a long-term partner.”
” We
are happy to play such an important role in enabling EuroNews to expand
its reach and secure new revenue opportunities,” said Paul Dujardin,
president and CEO of Genesis Networks. “By delivering its programming
to viewers outside of Europe, EuroNews is helping to provide a more
comprehensive and balanced view of world events.”