PCCW Global is providing Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) with an end-to-end wholesale, managed media solution which delivers live World Cup coverage from Brazil to Hong Kong.
TVB has chosen PCCW Global’s Global Television Network (GTVN) service to deliver HD video feeds from the International Broadcast Centre in Rio de Janeiro to TVB’s studio in Hong Kong, for onward distribution to its local viewers.
PCCW Global will also help to make television history by facilitating Hong Kong’s first ever live broadcast in spectacular 4K ultra high-definition (UHD) format. A feed received from Brazil via satellite at PCCW Global’s Stanley Earth Station will be delivered in 4K-UHD to the Kowloon Bay International Trade & Exhibition Centre where a match will be broadcast live by TVB on a 120 square meter LED video wall.
During the World Cup, content is carried to Hong Kong over submarine fiber routes using video encoding, decoding and gateway systems, with added resilience provided via satellite.
“This is a remarkably large live event for us all,” said Cheong Shin Keong, TVB’s general manager. “That’s why we trust PCCW Global’s secure, robust network and extensive experience in transporting live feeds from large-scale events to ensure we deliver an unparalleled experience for Hong Kong’s many football fans.”
TVB is broadcasting 22 matches in all on three free channels – Jade, Pearl, and HD Jade. These include the two quarter-finals, two semi-finals and the final.