Telluride station linked to world

Against mountain backdrop, former CIA agent weighs in on national issues

Photo by: Courtesy of Karen James

Bob Baer, a CNN analyst and area resident, appeared on the network several times this week while sitting in front of a green screen in Telluride. A new media center allows Telluride TV to provide fast, live feeds to network stations.

By Dale Rodebaugh, Herald staff writer

Telluride, a mountain town of 2,400 known for its winter sports and summer festivals, has been a destination for outsiders.

But since last week, it has been the point of origin of world-news commentary that keeps outsiders glued to the local Telluride TV media center.

Denver Turns Olympic Sports Into RSN Gold With Altitude, LTN Global Communications

Regional sports networks are always looking for quality, local, live programming to fill out their massive calendars. College content is a natural fit, but smaller viewing audiences (for Olympic sports) make the business model for building a production a tough sell. Even with many Division I schools capable of producing their own live events these days, there still remains a significant obstacle to linear-network distribution: transmission technology and costs.

DenverLogoThe University of Denver is working with Colorado-based RSN Altitude Sports to get around those challenges via technology developed by LTN Global Communications. LTN’s Video Transport Service enables Denver’s Pioneer Vision to access the company’s cloud-based, proprietary network, which makes transmitting the signal to Altitude’s master control a fraction of the cost of traditional satellite transmission or even a direct fiber line, which the two entities used to connect last spring to broadcast DU’s lacrosse games.

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ENCOMPASS is Expanding Its Reach and Capabilities with LTN’s Managed IP Network

Recognizing a growing trend in the market toward next generation IP-based video transport solutions, the company embraces the future of IP delivery.

Encompass Digital Media, a global leader in mission-critical media capture, management and distribution services, is working with LTN and its next generation managed IP network to provide a total solution for affordable, reliable transmission services across the globe. Encompass recognizes the quality and affordability of using IP over reliable, defined Internet-accessible hardened nodes. The companies are working together to deploy IP transmission kits including multi-channel HD encoding for sports, news, entertainment and corporate events. Encompass’ New York Waterfront facility acts as a point-of-presence for LTN and enables the connectivity of hundreds of customers directly to the LTN IP network. In addition, Encompass’ global Teleport footprint is directly accessible to LTN.

“With the demand rising for reliable, broadcast quality IP delivery, Encompass is not only embracing this trend but is looking one step ahead into what we see as a rapidly growing delivery technology within our industry,” said Chris Myers, Encompass’ Executive Vice President, Global Occasional Services.

“Encompass and LTN are providing a compelling solution for our clients by creating a one-stop shop for transporting their events from anywhere on the globe easily, economically and with high quality and reliability,” said Malik Khan, Executive Chairman of LTN.

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