MHz Networks Selects LTN for the Distribution of its National Channel, MHz Worldview
SAVAGE MD, October 6, 2010 – LTN Global Communications, Inc. announced today the commercial availability of its IP video communications services platform, designed for the real-time global transport of broadcast quality video signals.
As a first in the industry, LTN now enables worldwide broadcast quality video communications from multiple locations to multiple locations on a live bi-directional basis, with minimal latency. The service has been tested extensively with over 99.999% reliability.
Compared to satellite technology, LTN offers global rather than regional coverage, better availability, reduced latency and lower cost. In relation to dedicated fiber networks, LTN offers superior global coverage, faster deployment and lower cost.
LTN’s platform is also highly flexible, enabling customers to provision multiple channels at dynamic bit rates ranging from 200 Kbps to 150 Mbps per channel. The service requires the customer to only have Internet access and an IP encoder or decoder at each location. As such, LTN can initiate service within one week of receiving an order.
LTN employs a worldwide proprietary IP network that directs traffic and corrects for packet errors on a lower-level physical network. For its core physical network, LTN utilizes Internet connectivity from multiple carriers to ensure the lowest cost and largest coverage in the industry.
MHz Networks, an independent, non-commercial U.S. television broadcast network delivering premier international programming, turned to LTN earlier this year to bring live sports from Australia that are part of the MHz Worldview primetime programming schedule.
After experiencing the benefits of the service, MHz now expands its relationship with LTN to distribute MHz Worldview to its network of over 30 broadcast and cable affiliates throughout the United States. The channel is available to over 34 million households throughout the country through its affiliate network.
Malik Khan, Executive Chairman of LTN, says, “MHz Networks has been an excellent customer for LTN. We have enjoyed fulfilling several roles that MHz has asked us to play, and we look forward to working with MHz in this expanded role.”
Frederick Thomas, MHz Networks Chief Executive says, “We have been very pleased with LTN’s service. The cost, coverage and performance aspects have led us to conclude that LTN’s offering is preferable to satellite and fiber for our applications.”
For a demo of LTN’s technology, see www.LTNGlobal.com.
ABOUT MHz NETWORKS
MHz Networks is an independent, non-commercial television broadcaster delivering international educational and arts programming and providing diverse cultural perspectives for a globally-minded audience.
MHz Worldview, MHz Networks flagship channel, brings programming to globally-minded audiences in the US though affiliates, including cable, satellite and online. Serving the Washington, DC area’s 4.9 million residents with ten local broadcast channels, MHz Networks features programs from around the world on-air in more than 20 different languages.
MHz Networks is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with studio facilities in Falls Church, VA and at Washington, DC’s Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.
For more information: www.mhznetworks.org
ABOUT LTN GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
LTN was founded in 2007 with the vision to transform the video transport industry. The co-founders’ challenge was to solve the quality and reliability issues that impede professional quality video delivery over the Internet. Today, LTN’s SmartCloud service is the media industry’s catalyst for change. LTN’s SmartCloud network is a global chain of “super-nodes” located in major cities around the world, connected by multi-gigabit per second IP links from Tier 1 carriers. This network allows SmartCloud service to deliver flawless quality, 5 9’s reliability, and secure video transport from anywhere in the world to multiple destinations anywhere else in the world instantaneously. Customers connect to LTN’s SmartCloud via a broadband Internet connection.
For more information, please contact:
LTN Global Communications
Savage Mill Box 2020
8600 Foundry Street
Savage, MD 20763
Stephanie Misar, Marketing Director
8101 A Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042