VAN NUYS, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2019) – PSSI Global Services and Sydney Teleport Services (STS) have collaborated to establish a gateway between PSSI International Teleport (PIT) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the STS teleport in Sydney, Australia. This connection expands both companies’ broadcast footprints to cover the U.S., Europe and Asia-Pacific regions.
This new bidirectional connection means PSSI Global Services customers now have unique access to Asia-Pacific satellite fleets, as well as STS’s expansive fiber network, which reaches from the U.S. to Australia and the U.K. Meanwhile, STS customers gain access to PIT’s 50-plus antennas — which support transmissions throughout the Americas — and production services at the PSSI Pittsburgh Videotech Center.
“Partnering with top-tier service providers like STS allows PSSI Global Services to deliver even more seamless, efficient, cost-effective solutions for our ever-growing global client base,” said Jason Land, vice president of PSSI Global Services’ Strategic Television division. “This new connectivity gives us the ability to offer our clients instant, scalable solutions for international distribution.”
The gateway between the two teleports leverages PIT’s dual 10 Gbps AT&T Global Video Services connectivity. This high-capacity fiber network connects PIT to STS’s point of presence (POP) in Los Angeles, California — and Nimbra units at both ends allow for fully programmable ASI and data connections.
“With this new circuit, we are able to offer our clients a breadth of exciting broadcasting options that weren’t possible before,” said Scott Jenkins, managing director at STS. “We are proud to be partnering with a trusted industry leader like PSSI Global Services, and we look forward to continuing to innovate together.”
PSSI Global Services and STS deployed the gateway in time to provide successful transmission services for the UFC 234 pay-per-view on Feb. 10. The broadcast originated in Melbourne, Australia, and several pathways were carried between PIT and STS for distribution to international viewers.
About PSSI Global Services LLC
Since 1979, PSSI Global Services, along with Strategic Television, has specialized in the coordination, production and distribution of domestic and international programming. As the world’s leading provider of mobile satellite transmission, production and streaming services, PSSI Global Services offers a full range of fixed, mobile and international flyaway satellite systems that provide live video, audio, IP and data services worldwide. The company currently owns and operates more than 70 Ku-Band and C-Band satellite uplink/production trucks — more than any other transmission services provider — based throughout North America, as well as the PSSI International Teleport and international and domestic C/Ku flyaway uplink systems. For more information, visit http://www.pssiglobal.com.
About Sydney Teleport Services
Founded in 2004, Sydney Teleport Services Pty Ltd (STS) is the largest privately owned and operated company based at its teleport facility in Rozelle, New South Wales. STS serves domestic and international customers worldwide, providing satellite uplinks and downlinks, Master Control Room services, international and domestic fiber backhaul, Direct-To-Home broadcasts, video encoding and streaming. STS also operates the largest fleet of mobile Satellite News Gathering vehicles throughout Australia. http://www.sydneyteleport.com.au