World Cup 2018

Aldea Helps 14 Broadcasters with World Cup Transmission Needs

Aldea is once again helping  14 major broadcasters around the world, including customers in Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, and Uruguay, to deliver live coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup from Russia. Aldea has transmitted the FIFA World Cup to major media companies and broadcasters around the world since 2006.  

To ensure the best possible service and experience for its customers during this prestigious and widely-viewed global event, Aldea is deploying diverse high-capacity fiber-based routes out of Russia to ensure minimal latency, high reliability and protection, and is implementing the highest-quality transport and video encoding technology platforms. Aldea has a 24×7 technical support team in Moscow, as well as a dedicated operations and monitoring team at Aldea’s headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

As technology continues to evolve and push the boundaries of what is possible in the domain of global video distribution, Aldea has invested in the relevant innovations to ensure its portfolio of services respond to consumers’ changing viewing habits. In addition to the traditional High Definition (HD) services Aldea will provide Ultra-High Definition (UHD) to numerous broadcasters during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.  Aldea supplements these services with audio and data connectivity to provide its clients with full end-to-end integrated solutions.

“We continue to respond to customers’ evolving needs with the most technologically advanced solutions in the industry, and for this World Cup, 4K will be the big thing. This is one of the reasons numerous customers choose to work with us repeatedly over the years”, says Aldea CEO Lionel Bentolila. “Aldea’s world-class engineering and support teams have the experience and expertise to fully manage the multi-faceted complexities involved with transmitting a large international sporting event.”

The 2018 FIFA World Cup marks the second major international sporting event Aldea will deliver in 2018, this after the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics from South Korea.  Aldea will continue to work on customizing cutting-edge technological solutions for its numerous media customers around the world.