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Zayo Launches Live Video Service

April 13th, 2015 Posted in News Roundup By SVG Staff

Zayo Group Holdings (Booth SU11326MR) has established a dedicated product team for its new Live Video service. The service will provide customers in the broadcast, production, video-distribution, sports and live-event industries with video local loops for point-to-point live video, managed video, and distribution network for long-haul video delivery, as well as for occasional events.

The core video network, which extends throughout the U.S. and UK, is owned and operated by Zayo. It provides direct access to a single solutions provider, with a high degree of control and connectivity to key destinations, gateways, on and off ramps, customer sites, and venues. Video-exchange points are reached via Zayo’s core video network with infrastructure in eight key markets: Atlanta; Chicago; Washington DC; Denver; Houston; Portland, OR; New York; and London.

“Zayo’s long-haul network and supporting infrastructure enable our customers to access hundreds of ‘on-net’ venues, including stadiums, production and conference centers, hotels, and casinos — making our service highly flexible and competitive,” says Walt Banfield, technology lead for Live Video. “Our deep fiber assets, combined with our new video technology and 24/7/365 monitoring, give customers unlimited broadcast and streaming-video opportunities.”

The video network is managed by Zayo’s dedicated Video Network Control Center in Tulsa, OK.

As part of its service, Zayo will provide customers the option to generate a quote, shop and purchase live video services through Tranzact, Zayo’s online shopping and self-service platform. Video services are expected to be available via Tranzact by midyear.

The expanded Zayo team has extensive experience with large broadcasters, studios, and sports networks and has founded businesses that serve and have built networks for the largest media companies in the world.

“We look forward to working with customers to solve their business challenges, and our network ownership provides flexibility to meet their specific needs,” says Mike Emerson, Live Video business unit lead. “We believe the combination of our flexible approach, our experienced team, and the economics of our owned network assets will deliver exceptional value to customers.”

The NBA was one of the first customers to use Zayo’s video network to transport live broadcast and video feeds for league NBA games beginning with its 2014-15 NBA season.