Global Vision Taps Genesis Networks for Beijing

During the
2008 Olympic Games, the Genesis Networks fiber infrastructure will deliver
broadcast news feeds to global audiences from key Beijing landmarks as part of a service
offered to news teams by Global Vision, a provider of broadcasting and
transmission services in the Asia/Pacific region.
From Aug.
1 to 26, Global Vision will be offering transmission services from two iconic
locations in Beijing: a site overlooking the
Olympic Green with views of Olympic Games venues such as the Bird’s Nest and
Water Cube, and the Ancient Observatory, built in 1442 during the Ming Dynasty
and offering sweeping views of downtown Beijing.
Global Vision will also provide satellite news gathering (SNG) vehicles
broadcasting locations in and around the city. For occasional-use feeds, as
well as news teams broadcasting from a single location for the duration of the
Beijing Olympics, Global Vision will provide integrated live stand-up and
playout services for the “first mile” of video delivery out of Beijing. Genesis Networks
will then pick up the feeds for delivery over the Genesis terrestrial fiber
network to major media hubs on all other continents beyond Asia.

“In
order to serve a wide range of geographically dispersed customers often on
short notice, we knew we needed a solution that would extend the reach of our
satellite capabilities and provide the lower latency, increased flexibility,
and additional value that a fiber network would offer,” said Michael
Fleck, president, Global Vision. “With its vast international video
transmission capabilities and world-class service, Genesis Networks was the
ideal choice for our Beijing Olympics service.”
“The
Global Vision Beijing service offering is an excellent example of how
terrestrial fiber can complement satellite transmissions for international
delivery of breaking news,” said Doug Triblehorn, Genesis Networks vice
president, Asia/Pacific. “By downlinking and carrying high-quality video
feeds out of Asia and to broadcast hubs
worldwide, Genesis Networks is helping Global Vision’s customers deliver
breaking news and features from the Beijing Olympics — without the loss in quality
that sometimes results from multiple satellite hops.”