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May 24, 2010

RTE Selects Hibernia Media

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

RTÉ, an Irish public service broadcaster, has selected Hibernia Media for high performance, fibre network capacity for international contribution links for its television news services and programmes.

Officials with Hibernia Media said that the company's diverse network footprint provides reliability and high capacity to RTÉ's news coverage and programme making.

Company officials said that the Hibernia Media network provides RTÉ with secure connectivity from major media hubs throughout Europe and the United States via its northern transAtlantic low latency route; this routing is vital to the delivery of high quality video and streaming feeds.

According to company officials, by leveraging Hibernia Atlantic (News - Alert)'s Ireland network, which connects Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland directly to Europe and North America, RTÉ is able to link its Dublin broadcasting center to the European Parliament in Brussels, as well as to the BT (News - Alert) Tower in London, along with high capacity connections from global media and broadcasting entities such as the BBC.

The added capacity also connects RTÉ's Dublin facility securely across the Atlantic to Washington, D.C. where it connects to major United States' news feeds.

"We are honored to be selected by RTÉ as their high bandwidth, international contribution network connectivity provider," said Del Bothof, President of Hibernia Media, in a statement.

Bothof said that global media production and broadcast entities demand high performance, and our diverse network backbone offers RTÉ high availability routes to source media services from Europe and the United States.

"And notably, the contract with RTÉ with RTE also extends Hibernia Media's footprint further into Europe, offering more global connections and network diversity," he said.

Hibernia Media, formerly known as MediaXstream Inc., and a subsidiary of Hibernia Atlantic, claims to be the only diverse transAtlantic high bandwidth connectivity provider.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Erin Harrison