Ooredoo, the ‘National Partner’ of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, yesterday announced its “state-of-the-art” media network services, which will enable broadcasters across the world to share all the action from the event to their studios and viewers back home.
Ooredoo has partnered with Eurovision Services as well as media companies from Japan and China to reach out to more than 45 broadcasters worldwide, the company has said in a statement.
The Ooredoo Media Network will link the International Broadcasting Centre at Khalifa International Stadium with Eurovision to allow rights holding broadcasters to receive international signals, unilateral transmissions and dedicated audio and video circuits to enrich the coverage for their respective viewers.
As a result, the media teams in Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific will be able to cover the much-anticipated event and broadcast it to stations and fans around the globe.
In addition to global reach offered by the media network, the local Organising Committee of Doha 2019 shall be using Ooredoo Media Network for domestic video contribution from the Corniche to Khalifa stadium, the statement notes.
This network will transport live Ultra HD and HD video feeds enabling remote production of the event. Managed media services will also use Ooredoo’s Gigabit fibre backbone along with Ooredoo’s video monitoring tools and onsite resources to ensure smooth operations during the event. And, as sole telecom service provider for the event, Ooredoo will also be keeping staff and volunteers connected to the Supernet, and provide WAN and TETRA network connectivity, designed for mission-critical communications. Waleed al-Sayed, CEO of Ooredoo Qatar, said: “We are incredibly proud to be the ‘National Partner’ of such a prestigious international event, and even more proud to be the sole provider of telecommunications services and to be able to offer our second-to-none connectivity solutions.
“We know fans around the globe will be eagerly awaiting quality coverage of all the action, and we’re delighted the world’s media will be able to rely on us to share footage with their respective studios back home. We look forward to some phenomenal athletics performances and a successful event for all.”