BT to partner with Telstra Broadcast Services for boosting global network connecttivity
Telstra Broadcast Services (TBS) and BT have recently got into an initial five-year strategic alliance to fuse each company’s global media network teams, blending their vast network infrastructure and localised expertise. The deal aims to increase TBS’ global footprint by 50% and expand its customer-base to more than 170 broadcast and media organisations worldwide, according to both companies.
As part of the deal, customers of both TBS and BT will have access to the best unified operations of the two Global Media Networks via a product offering headed up by Telstra, including key Asia-Pacific regions with India, Malaysia, and Hong Kong, and other countries.
Customers will benefit from Telstra’s capacity media networks, generating expanded reach and distribution of their content. This will be supported by an increased local team in APAC and access to the broader suite of TBS products and services, including field services, special events teams, and broadcast operations centers in Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong, London, and Pittsburgh.
Company says TBS is continuing to build a strong team of media and broadcast specialists in the Asia-Pacific region to provide customers localised knowledge and support. To ensure a seamless experience for all customers, dedicated partner managers based locally in the APAC region will work closely with the team and BT customers.
“We’re excited about this collaboration and the opportunity to bring our customers greater content, reach and visibility by utilising the strength of both BT M&B’s and TBS’ world-class content delivery networks,” said Faisal Mahomed, Director of Media & Broadcast and UK Portfolio Businesses, BT.