Global Cloud Xchange & BMC UK Facilitate Broadcast of FIFA World Cup 2018

By June 16, 2018 Press Releases
High-quality, low-latency connectivity delivering ‘live’ broadcast of FIFA World Cup in Russia to audiences around the world


London, 15 June 2018: Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications Limited (RCOM), and Broadcast Media Communications (BMC UK) have teamed up on the delivery of end-to-end connectivity for the ‘live’ broadcast of the FIFA World Cup 2018 which kicked off in Russia on 14 June.  This event will be carried across GCX’s network, via BMC, from Frankfurt to the London Broadcasting House of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and used exclusively by BBC Sport to broadcast the matches to British audiences.

“FIFA World Cup matches are amongst the most watched and followed sporting events in the world, especially important for soccer fans across Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. It is, therefore, critical for us to provide these fans with smooth, uninterrupted access to the game,” said Lee Russell, Operations Director at BMC UK. “With GCX’s expansive Global Network and its proven media capabilities, we are confident that we will once again deliver an unrivaled viewing experience to our viewers.”

“We are delighted to partner with BMC UK again to provide high-quality connectivity, enabling live broadcasts of the FIFA World Cup to global viewers who can enjoy this highly anticipated event,” said Mark Russell, Managing Director, GCX International. “The broadcast from Frankfurt to BBC London Broadcasting House is being facilitated through the integration of GCX’s privately-owned Global Network with BMC’s resilient Media Quality Network, tailored to meet the high-quality connectivity standards of sports, news and special broadcast events.”

GCX’s end-to-end network solution will provide fast, dedicated and reliable connectivity, enabling BMC to deliver live video contributions into BBC’s coverage of the FIFA World Cup, as well as active monitoring of the transmission over GCX’s Global Network, ensuring consistent broadcast quality for global audiences.

GCX’s privately-owned Global Network is distinguished by its unmatched geographic coverage and ability to provide both subsea and terrestrial connectivity across the globe, linking up established markets in Europe and North America to the emerging markets in the Middle East and Asia, and optimized for the high-performance delivery and distribution of content, typically required by media and broadcasting companies.


About Global Cloud Xchange

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions customized for carriers, enterprises and new media companies. GCX owns the world’s largest private undersea cable system spanning more than 67,000 route kms which, seamlessly integrated with Reliance Communications’ 200,000 route kms of domestic optic fiber backbone, provides a robust Global Service Delivery Platform. With connections to 40 key business markets worldwide spanning Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East, GCX delivers Managed Services to more than 160 countries and offer extensive VPLS-enabled Ethernet network capabilities globally. GCX is equipped to support businesses through the deployment of next generation Enterprise solutions across its Cloud Delivery Networks.

About Broadcast Media Communications

Broadcast Media Communications (BMC UK) are Live Video experts. Our Media services combines years of video network experience to deliver high value media including sports, news and special broadcast events. Our Resilient Media Quality Network (LMX) across the City of London and our alliance with GCX reliably moves your media wherever you want it. Audio or Video, HD, UHD or IP we have the end-to-end solution that can meet your needs. Our media quality backbone combined with our cloud based media processing Broadcast as a Service (BaaS) offers cost effective, live and file based delivery solutions.