Business technology enabler and Ethernet specialist, Exponential-e, is celebrating news that its high-definition, IP based broadcast network played a pivotal role in hugely successful live coverage of the Royal Wedding by four of the world’s top broadcasters.
CBS News and Bell Media Canada along with two other leading US broadcasters all selected the power and integrity of Exponential-e to transmit their continuous feeds of live news and coverage across the world. As part of the deployments Exponential-e provided direct 10Gb links in New York and access to its London metro network. The world’s media was based from media villages at Methodist Central Hall and Buckingham Palace from where they broadcast the events leading up to the Wedding and the day itself to millions of viewers worldwide.
Bell Media delivered the most watched Royal Wedding programming of any Canadian media outlet, it has been reported. The procession from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace was watched by 1.7 million viewers on average, making it the most watched television programme of the day in Canada. Overall, more than seven million Canadians watched Bell Media coverage from 3 to 10am.
In addition, around another 30 million viewers watched the spectacle in Latin America and across Europe via “pull feeds” supplied to companies such as Telemundo – a US network that broadcasts in Spanish.
Exponential-e’s layer 2 IP network enabled the broadcasters to feed multiple channels from all their locations and benefit from a unified solution in the form of SIP trunking and secure Internet to support this event. Along with these advanced IP services, a dedicated team provided 24 hour onsite support at all the locations.