NAB 2018

NAB 2018: The Switch To Launches Global IP Transport Product

The Switch will launch The Switch Access, an extension of its global fiber and satellite network, at NAB 2018. The Switch Access will allow customers easy access to The Switch’s network of customers, connected venues, studios and production facilities, utilizing a broadband internet connection, from anywhere in the world.

Customers connecting to The Switch via The Switch Access can expect the same monitoring and end-to-end management of their feeds via The Switch Network Operation Centers with customer control via SwitchIT, The Switch’s scheduling and provisioning software platform. Once connected to The Switch, the customer gains seamless integration with The Switch resources including transport to studios and Over-The-Top (OTT) production, with The Switch’s proven quality of service and the ability to schedule transport, production and studios in one step.

With nearly 1,000 professional sports venues, studios, production facilities, broadcasters and OTT platforms connected to The Switch network, customers using The Switch Access can move content from or to the world’s leading producers, distributors, service providers and venues cost-effectively and with simple ease-of-use.

“The Switch has truly become a one-stop-shop supporting every aspect of the content supply-chain,” says Keith Buckley, president and CEO, The Switch. “Introducing The Switch Access, will provide content producers, who were located in regions outside of areas typically connected with major hubs, the opportunity to utilize every resource The Switch has to offer.”

The Switch will debut The Switch Access at NAB 2018, alongside its existing product suite of services including: The Switch OTT, The Switch Studios, The Switch At Home, The Switch Mobile and SwitchIT, The Switch’s customer-control software.