Companies join forces to provide broader capabilities for customers
VAN NUYS, Calif. (April 20, 2020) — PSSI Global Services, the industry leader in live event management, transmission and connectivity solutions, has partnered with Telstra, in collaboration with R&S Consulting, to expand global media network connectivity.
Through this partnership, PSSI Global Services will utilize Telstra’s robust Global Media Network (GMN) to provide expanded connectivity throughout the world, including a critical point-of-presence at PSSI International Teleport (PIT), allowing even more transmission options for PSSI Global Services customers.
“With our customer-based approach, PSSI International Teleport is becoming a major point of connection for fiber networks across the globe,” said Bill Sciolla, vice president and general manager of PIT. “This partnership with Telstra helps position us as the leading hub for live worldwide broadcast distribution as we continue to expand our satellite, fiber and IP connectivity.”
Telstra is a leading telecommunications and technology company operating connectivity capabilities and infrastructure around the world, including fiber cable networks, data centers and cloud gateways. The Telstra team creates and curates innovative solutions for international broadcasters, rights-holders, content creators and sporting bodies across the globe through-high performance media networks, world-class satellite services, remote production teams and 24/7 bookings, with always-on operations and engineering support.
Andreas Eriksson, head of Telstra Broadcast Services, said, “Having PSSI Global Services join the Telstra Global Media Network Partner Alliance enables the delivery of high-value live sports content globally from North America into Asia Pacific, Europe and around the world through the Telstra Global Media Network. PSSI’s world-renowned event management and fleet of transmission vehicles grants Telstra further access to North American content.”
To facilitate the partnership, PSSI Global Services and Telstra established redundant high-throughput services through PIT with full access to the GMN, including support for ASI, SDI and data connectivity. The redundant solution protocol includes two diverse routes for each transmission, assuring SLA level availability.
About PSSI Global Services
Since 1979, PSSI Global Services has specialized in the coordination, production and distribution of domestic and international programming. As global live event management, transmission, production and connectivity experts, PSSI Global Services seamlessly handles transmissions via C-band, Ku-band, fiber, IP and bonded cellular and provides live video, audio and data services across the globe. The company currently owns and operates over 70 mobile transmission vehicles — more than any other transmission services provider — based throughout North America, as well as PSSI International Teleport, PSSI Pittsburgh Videotech Center, and international and domestic C/Ku flyaway uplink systems. For more information, visit http://www.pssiglobal.com.
Telstra is a leading telecommunications and technology company that offers a full range of services and competes in all telecommunications markets in Australia, operating the largest mobile and Wi-Fi networks. Globally, Telstra provides end-to-end solutions including managed network services, global connectivity, cloud, voice, colocation, conferencing and satellite solutions. Telstra has licenses in Asia, Europe and the United States and offers access to more than 2,000 points of presence across the globe. For more information visit https://www.telstra.com.au.