Interoute has announced that its video conferencing system has been chosen to enable Eurosport to become the first sports media group in Europe to use a Video-as-a-Service solution across its multiple worldwide locations.
Interoute's fully managed video solution will facilitate communication and reduce travel costs for Eurosport teams across Europe and Asia.
Marc Amiot, director of IT at Eurosport, said: "Our teams are constantly looking for ways to improve communication and collaboration within the organisation and beyond. We have a broad international network of clients, sponsors, marketing teams, and key partners, who are central to the success of our business.
"Maintaining good relationships with them, through improved communication is essential. The move to Interoute's video conferencing solution was the obvious next step for Eurosport and initial feedback has been really positive."
Interoute is deploying video conferencing systems into Eurosport's headquarters in Paris and key sites in the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Poland, the Netherlands and Hong Kong. These combine with Interoute's private network to form its end-to-end video service solution.
Jan Louwes, executive VP Enterprise Solutions, Interoute, said: "With European markets still struggling to steer through the economic downturn, organisations across every industry are being challenged to become leaner, whilst also improving business performance.
"Video conferencing, delivered through the cloud is the perfect solution for this - cutting the costs of business travel, which in turn speeds up business processes. We are proud to be working with Eurosport; helping it deliver on its commitment to innovate, with the help of Interoute's fully managed Video-as-a-service solution."
Interoute already provides Eurosport with a high capacity Virtual Private Network to meet demand for multi-media streaming in business applications. The new fully managed, advanced video conferencing solution from Interoute, gives Eurosport a "secure, scalable, simple and resilient video conferencing service across Europe," without the need to invest in additional internal resource or manage the installation, maintenance and on-going management.