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PacTV upgrades services For TVNZ, SBS

Pacific Television Center (PacTV), a Los Angeles-based independent global transmission and production company, has recently completed major service upgrades for TV New Zealand (TVNZ), Special Broadcasting Service Australia (SBS) and TV Games Network in Los Angeles.

This was announced in a press release.

The enhanced service capabilities allow for increased international content to be delivered and disseminated through PacTV’s extensive, global fibre network.

“As our aggregation capabilities continue to grow, we are making it easier for our clients to access global content,” says Richard Neri, PacTV President. “From a news programme produced in England, then broadcast in Australia and New Zealand, to horse racing in Japan that is delivered to TVG Studios in Los Angeles, the PacTV fibre network also enables broadcasters from around the world to instantly share content in a cost-effective manner.”

TVNZ upgraded its service from a shared line to a dedicated HD-capable line. The new pathway starts in TVNZ’s Millbank bureau in London and connects to Auckland through Los Angeles then Sydney, with injection points at PacTV London and Los Angeles. Its primary use will be for news and sports programming.

“PacTV has been extremely helpful in establishing our own dedicated circuit,” says Matt Gyde, Traffic Manager of TVNZ Newsgathering. “The transition has been seamless.”

SBS is Australia’s multicultural and multilingual broadcaster. It upgraded its service with PacTV to include an HD 40-Mbps circuit from London to Los Angeles to Sydney. SBS can now receive vast international HD programming such as Radiotelevisione italiana (RAI), ITN Late News and UEFA Champions League Football, among others.