Ooredoo implements new network for beIN Sports
Doha, February 20, 2014
Ooredoo, Qatar’s leading telecom operator, has implemented a new sports contribution network for beIN Sports.
It is aimed at enhancing the quality of high-definition video shared between Paris and Doha and broadcast across the station’s diverse range of channels.
The new infrastructure will significantly improve the signal continuity, provide higher resolution and ensure loss-less transmission, said a statement.
The channel will transmit HD coverage of the major European leagues that it has the exclusive rights to direct from studios in Paris, including Spanish La Liga, the French Ligue 1 and the Italian Serie A.
Ooredoo had partnered with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), a leading alliance of public service media organisations, to integrate and deploy the contribution network.
Mohammad Al Subaie, executive director of Commercial Affairs, beIN Media Group, said: "The launch of the sports contribution network has gone very smoothly with the full support of Ooredoo. Our new robust network solution will enable us to deliver the very best high-definition coverage of the most exciting European matches live and direct to our viewers’ homes.”
beIN SPORTS, based in Qatar, has the exclusive broadcasting rights in the Middle East for major football leagues. The station will aggregate all French Ligue 1 sports production through Paris and transmit the video content over the media contribution network, based on Net Insight’s Nimbra platform, said the statement. - TradeArabia News Service