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Newtec signs major contract with European Broadcasting Union

Deal will deploy Newtec’s satellite Multiservice Broadcast solution for pan-European news exchange network

Newtec and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) have signed a multimillion-dollar contract to deploy Newtec’s satellite broadcast solutions as part of EBU’s major pan-European news exchange network. Newtec’s new Multiservice Broadcast system will be developed in partnership with the Eurovision network engineering teams and implemented to upgrade part of the EBU’s Eurovision network.

Eurovision is the operator of the world’s largest satellite and fibre live video network and is also a main distributor and producer of live sport, news and entertainment for the media industry.

“Our members increasingly demand more content, which is why we selected Newtec to help upgrade our network. This step will further enable us in our mission to defend the interests of public service media,” says Ingrid Deltenre, Director General of EBU.

Graham Warren, Eurovision Network Director, adds: “Newtec is a long-term partner of ours, so we are confident that this upgrade will prove to be efficient and cost effective. With the emergence of file-based content exchanges and the demand for efficient workflows, our members’ must-have content will now be delivered using highly advanced and robust technology.”

The system provided by Newtec is an end-to-end solution that complements the full workflow automation in the newsroom environment, with dedicated and flexible network infrastructure.

“We are pleased to partner with EBU. Our dedication to maximum bandwidth and operational network efficiency is fully aligned with EBU’s aim to deliver the best broadcast services, not only providing efficient transport of video, but really efficient end-to-end workflow support,” adds Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec.