Aldea Delivers Live FIFA Confederations Cup Feeds to MEGA in Chile
Aldea Solutions transmitted the live feeds of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup (June 17 – July 3) in Russia to MEGA in Chile. Aldea was selected by MEGA –a privately held television channel with coverage throughout Chile and has been the most widely viewed television channel in Chile for the past three years – to transmit live coverage for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup back to MEGA’s main studios in Santiago, Chile.
Aldea is building off its success with multiple editions of international football tournaments, including most recently the 2016 Copa America held in the United States, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
“We are truly privileged to have served MEGA for the very first time as a customer for such an important live sporting event” says Lionel Bentolila, CEO of Aldea. “Aldea’s long history with transmission of live video, engineering competence along with its success with delivering important international sports events to other customers for over 15 years, were all key factors in being selected by MEGA”.
“MEGA chose Aldea for its integrated fiber solution, ensuring high quality, secure and reliable transmissions” says Antonio Ormazabal, Sub Technical Operations Manager at MEGA. “As a result, MEGA’s was able to successfully deliver the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup to Chileans, allowing them to enjoy their national team’s continued success at the international level”. The Chilean national football team reached the final of the 2017 Confederation Cup and has won the last two editions of the Copa America.
The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup was managed by Aldea’s experienced technical team on site in Saint Petersburg, Russia, supported by an operations team monitoring the event from Aldea’s 24×7 network management center in Montreal, Canada.
Aldea will benefit from the experience gained at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup to further reinforce its leadership in the area of video delivery for international sports events in advance of its presence at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.