Powerful Message from Olympic Opening in Rio Delivered to the World via Montreal
With a powerful message of peace, ecology and shared celebration, TV coverage of the visual and musical extravaganza that was the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games made its way to viewers around the world through the facilities and services of a Montreal-based TV and video services company.
Aldea’s Network Management Centre (NMC) in Montreal: live coverage of major international sports events, including the Rio Olympics, passes through Montreal on its way to viewers around the world.
Aldea Solutions Inc. provides the transport services for many international broadcasters and sports specialty TV services now working out of the International Broadcast Center (IBC) in Rio de Janeiro. It will do so for the duration of the 2016 Games, which end August 21.
Aldea transmits the live Olympic coverage back to main studios in the broadcasters’ home territories. Live feeds from Rio are being sent to TV broadcasters in Canada and the U.S., South America, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand. Aldea sources fibre-optic capacity on existing networks operated by large telecom providers, and it uses its own infrastructure to transmit signals internationally.
Aldea is no stranger to international sports events, having provided fibre-based transport and other broadcast services at other Olympic Games in Beijing (2008) and London (2012), as well as FIFA World Cup championships in Germany (2006), South Africa (2010) and Brazil (2014).
Olympic Opening in Rio Delivered to the World via Montreal
Aldea delivers live sports content via its state-of-the-art encoding and fibre optic infrastructure, running through its Network Management Centre (NMC) in Montreal. During these Olympics, the company’s skilled team of video engineers is working in concert with an experienced technical team onsite in Rio.
Aldea CEO Lionel Bentolila
“For this event, Aldea is providing an extensive portfolio of turn-key services that includes TV transmissions, data connectivity for file transfer and intercom and live web streaming for second screen interactive applications,” explained CEO Lionel Bentolila. “Using Aldea’s services (including real-time video and data delivery and end-to-end management capabilities), our customers can benefit from the inherent capabilities of fibre transmission such as minimal latency, superior quality and flexibility to adapt to different production work-flows. We are very proud of the tremendous vote of confidence that the broadcast industry continues to place on our company.”
Aldea operates a fibre-based network with points-of service in 29 major cities and 20 countries throughout the Americas and international extensions in Europe. It also distributes products used in digital media and TV production.
Aldea is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marcatel.