(The Hosting News) – Exactly what all goes into broadcasting the world’s largest sporting event? From a tech standpoint, it likely requires live hosting via the data center.
If you don’t know exactly what sporting event that’s being referred to, think London 2012. That’s right, the 2012 Summer Olympics are just around the corner.
Recently colocation provider Telehouse made a big announcement: Their Telehouse West London data center will provide for the “broadcasting network for the Host Broadcaster of a major sports event in London next year.”
While the colocation provider didn’t specify what event that was, all signs point to it being the Olympics. Especially since the company admitted that two thirds of the world will likely tune in. After all, how many other sports event draws such a significant distinction?
Neither was it clear exactly which broadcaster Telehouse was referring to. However, Telehouse says that other outlets will be allowed to connect to the primary signal in order to receive the broadcast for coverage.
In order to do so, Telehouse will lease additional space to allow the outlets to connect.
“We are proud that Telehouse has been awarded with this highly critical responsibility,” stated Telehouse Sales & Marketing Director Michelle Reid in a company press release.
“At Telehouse, we have been expanding our footprint in the media arena, and a large proportion of our customers conduct online broadcasting with a global reach. We are already talking to some of the world’s leading media content providers about plugging into the Host Broadcaster platform at Telehouse West,” Reid went on to say.
Aside from London data center, Telehouse has a presence in other markets including the U.S., France, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. For more information on Telehouse, visit: http://www.telehouse.net/