While it took the company a week to announce going live, Ascent Media Group LLC said it is teaming with BT for a global broadcast switching platform they claim offers 24/7 connectivity between London and New York City.

The new platform, which went commercial last week, offers transport services for standard definition (SD) media content with full-time, dedicated connections between Ascent’s Waterfront switch in New York City and the BT Tower switch in London; it leverages both companies’ video switches and booking centers. High definition (HD) service between the switches is planned for later this year.

The new venture reportedly will enable broadcast and cable networks, sports networks, news agencies and enterprises in the two major venues to import and export content between the video switches instantly, and it features full access to all venues and television connections in both cities.

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