PacTV London Makes Live Content and Desaster Recovery a Top Priority
"From the doors to the walls to the screens,we are designing the London facility to manage and monitor live content and areimplementing ways to back it all up to make sure we keep customers up andrunning in the event of a major disruption,” says Andrew Nealon, Director Salesand Strategy Europe, at PacTV London. “As broadcast professionalsspecializing in live delivery of content, we want to help our customers stay onthe air—no matter what.”
Stability and accessibility are essentialparts of this upgraded design plan. After listening to its customers’ specificrequirements over the years, PacTV London knows that all clients are different.That being said, in the new London facility, the PacTV team will offer bespokeservice solutions on an individual client basis, welcoming its customers todiscuss their specific requirements with the team, as needed.
“While our new location will be chock-full ofimproved offerings upon its opening, we are ready, willing and eager to add oninnovations as our customers need them,” adds Nealon. “Ensuring our customersfeel comfortable with and confident in trusting us to store and distributetheir content is important to us.”
PacTV’sLondon new home will double the size of the original location at 4,000 squarefeet, and will represent the cutting-edge of broadcast technology. The entirefacility will be fully 3G-capable and will also house two HD studios, 20 racksof collocation space, a full master control room (MCR), all staffed byexperienced broadcast professionals 24/7/365. In addition, PacTV London hasincorporated the following to its new facility plans:
· Power – Mains, UPS and On-SiteGenerator
· Fiber Network – Diverse, Dark andSelf Managed
· Server Location Services – RemoteData Storage and Management
· Direct Connectivity to ThirdParty Uplink Sites
· On premises in City SatelliteDownlink Dish Farm - providing “Downlinks on Demand” expanding our innovativeand popular service already available at PacTV Los Angeles
PacTV London’s new facility is located in theheart of London’s popular Tech City in EC1, also known as the SiliconRoundabout, and is slated to open in June 2015.
ABOUTPACIFIC TELEVISION CENTER
For more than 30 years, LosAngeles-based Pacific Television Center has been a leading transmission andlive production provider to the global broadcast industry, offering its clientsaround-the-clock support and services in fiber connectivity, satellitecoordination, receive and records, multi-format tape playouts, live shots,satellite media tours and voiceovers. On a local level, its broadcast facilityin Los Angeles connects to the ATT Hollywood Hub and The Switch Los Angeles; inNew York, it connects to Encompass/Waterfront, The Switch New York and Azzurro;and in London, its facility has multiple circuits to and from The BT Tower.
Additional services include the PacTV Pool in Los Angeles, remoteproduction via PacTV's ENG truck, and a fiber network to several countriesincluding the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada and France. Thecompany’s solid reputation has led to successful relationships with majornetworks including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, ESPN, CNN, BSkyB and BBC in the UK,Network TEN in Australia and Sky in New Zealand as well as top carriersincluding AboveNet/Zayo, SingTel, Intelsat, SES World Skies, British Telecom,Colt, Nexion and Level 3.