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LTN Global Communications Chosen by Sinclair Broadcast Group for Distribution of COMET

 

SAVAGE, MD–(Marketwired – February 10, 2016) - LTN Global Communications (“LTN”), a global leader of fully-managed broadcast quality IP video transport solutions, was chosen by Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (“Sinclair”), www.sbgi.net, to distribute COMET, the first ever 24/7 science fiction multi-channel network, which is a joint venture between Sinclair Television Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (“MGM”).

In an unprecedented time frame of sixty (60) days, LTN delivered COMET in a 16:9 SD format to an initial sixty-four (64) Sinclair stations. Historically, this was the fastest rollout of a digital subcarrier channel to the market. Since then, COMET has been rolled out to an additional fifteen (15) stations.

NAB Perspectives: LTN Communications’ Buffolano on How IP Distribution Is Changing Live Sports Production

LTN Global Communications has built a name for itself, offering budget-friendly methods of distribution for live event productions over its IP network. The company has been innovating, on the live-sports side specifically, with such clients as the North American Soccer League and Sinclair Broadcasting, which uses LTN to transmit college sports live on the American Sports Network.

This week at NAB 2015, LTN is showing off its new LTN Leaf product: a single integrated unit that combines an LTN embedded appliance, encoder/decoder, and the functionality to transmit and receive live video via LTN’s fully managed global IP network. SVG sat down with LTN’s Tom Buffolano to discuss its IP network, the new LTN Leaf, and how IP distribution is opening up a world of distribution opportunities for new and experienced content creators.    Read more at http://www.sportsvideo.org.

NASL Opens New Season With Advances in Video Production, Distribution

By: Brandon Costa, Senior Editor
Friday, April 3, 2015 – 10:44 am

When the North American Soccer League (NASL) campaign kicks off with a five-game slate on Saturday, it’ll be the dawn of a new live-video era for the league.

During the off months between the NASL’s fall and spring seasons, league brass put a strong focus on improving the quality of the live production and distribution of club matches. In addition to designing new streaming and production standards at each of its 11 venues, the league also struck a deal with ESPN for at least 120 matches to be carried on ESPN3.

Read more at http://sportsvideo.org/