19 June 2018
| James Pearce
Aldea has been named as the transmission partner for fourteen major broadcasters across the globe as it delivers coverage of this year’s FIFA World Cup, currently taking place in Russia.
The company has been broadcasting
football (soccer) World Cup footage since 2006, and will
provide the service for a number of global broadcasters in
Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, and
It is using high capacity fibre-based routes out of Russia
in order to offer low latency, high reliability coverage of one
of the world’s largest sporting events. Aldea is
interconnected at the International Broadcasting Center (IBC)
in Moscow during the event, which kicked off on June 14 and
will run for just over a month.
Aldea said it has invested in relevant innovations to ensure
its portfolio of services respond to consumers’
changing viewing habits. In addition to traditional High
Definition (HD) services Aldea will provide Ultra-High
Definition (UHD) to numerous broadcasters during the 2018 FIFA
World Cup, and it will supplement these services with audio and
data connectivity to provide its clients with full end-to-end
"We continue to respond to customers’ evolving
needs with the most technologically advanced solutions in the
industry, and for this World Cup, 4K will be the big thing.
This is one of the reasons numerous customers choose to work
with us repeatedly over the years", said Aldea CEO, Lionel
Bentolila. He also added that "Aldea’s world-class
engineering and support teams have the experience and expertise
to fully manage the multi-faceted complexities involved with
transmitting a large international sporting
The 2018 FIFA World Cup marks the second major international
sporting event Aldea will deliver in 2018, this after the
Pyeongchang Winter Olympics from South Korea.