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The Switch and MTI Teleport partner to extend global reach for live content delivery

NEW YORK – August 12, 2019 – The Switch, the platform for the production and global transmission of live video, has partnered with MTI Teleport, Germany’s leading media backbone operator, to combine and extend the global reach of the two company’s production services and transmission networks. The move makes it easier and more cost-effective for customers of the Switch and MTI to acquire live feeds and distribute content seamlessly via a reliable, extensive international network.

“Partnering with MTI Teleport is an important step in our international expansion strategy. It will enable us to help our customers continue to meet the growing global demand for live sports and event coverage, from any location,” says Eric Cooney, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Switch.

Thanks to the partnership, MTI will be able to offer German broadcasters access to The Switch’s entire global network, which includes the United States, Canada, PRC, The United Kingdom, France, Australia and New Zealand, while TV networks, streaming services and other content producers using The Switch will be able to cover live events from MTI sites in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. For instance, US customers of The Switch will have access to events such as live soccer matches from Germany’s Bundesliga, while MTI clients will be able to tap into NFL football, NBA basketball and other big league sports from North America – where The Switch has low-latency connectivity with every major professional arena or stadium.

MTI has already taken advantage of the growing relationship, working with The Switch to deliver live boxing coverage across Germany of the heavyweight title fight between Britain’s Tyson Fury and Germany’s Tom Schwarz at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas last month.

Ludwig Schaeffler, MTI Teleport’s Chief Executive Officer, notes, “We are always looking for ways to enhance our network reach and connectivity to deliver more events and the best possible media experiences for our clients. By partnering with The Switch, we are greatly extending our ability to do that and bringing significant value to our customers, and we hope to help The Switch do the same for its customers.”

About The Switch

In the action-packed world of live video production and distribution, The Switch is always on and always there – setting the industry benchmark for quality, reliability and unmatched levels of service.  Founded in 1991 and headquartered in New York, The Switch has been connecting viewers around the world to live events for almost three decades; bringing them the content they want across linear TV, on-demand and streaming platforms; on multiple screens and devices.

Our comprehensive production platform combines mobile and at-home services to enable our customers to cost-effectively capture, edit and package compelling live coverage. Our transmission network connects production facilities with 800+ of the world’s largest content producers, distributors, sports and event venues; seamlessly linking rights holders, broadcasters, streaming platforms, media outlets and web services and turning-on live content, anywhere in the world.

About MTI Teleport

MTI was founded in 1993 and is Germany’s leading media backbone operator connected to all major broadcasters, media houses, venues and distribution platform operators. The MTI facilities are located right in the heart of Germany’s media hub in Unterföhring connected via fiber and satellite to the world’s media centers. Its 100% owned infrastructure, such as a full fiber ring throughout Germany, two satellite teleports and state-of-the-art Data Centers form the basis for MTI’s high reliability network for prime content for almost all major broadcast players in the German market.

For further information, please contact:
Freddie Weiss
Platform Communications
+44 207 486 4900

David Müller
MTI Teleport München GmbH
+49 172 708 10 70