FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009 and 2010 FIFA World Cup(TM)
Bonn, May 4, 2009 - MEDIA BROADCAST has partnered with South African telecommunications company Telkom SA and systems integrator Telecom 180, to provide video contribu-tion services for the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009 and the 2010 FIFA World CupTM South Africa.
The partnership teams the diverse capabilities of each role-player and leverages the vast expertise of MEDIA BROADCAST, the local knowledge of Telecom 180 and the infrastruc-ture and network capabilities of the main contractor, Telkom SA Ltd.
This project will require efficient project management, innovative technology, maximal availability and international teamwork. “Thanks to the professional broadcast of the World Cup in 2006 and other successful implementations of national and international major events, we are ideally equipped to meet these high demands,” explained MEDIA BROADCAST Chief Executive Officer, Helmut Egenbauer.
The scope of the project primarily encompasses the broadcasting of the television images and other services from the venues to the International Broadcast Centre in Johannesburg. Based on high-speed fibre-optic infrastructure by Telkom SA Ltd, MEDIA BROADCAST is planning, building and operating a sophisticated IP-based broadcast platform for all types of contribution networks and video signal distribution, including high-resolution HDTV images. Services will commence this coming June during the FIFA Confederations Cup being held at the Bloemfontein, Pretoria, Rustenburg and Johannesburg stadia. The following year
MEDIA BROADCAST will be broadcasting the 2010 FIFA World CupTM from a total of ten stadia.
MEDIA BROADCAST is Germany's largest full-service provider in the media and broadcast industry.
The company's core business revolves around the planning, installation and operation of multimedia transmission platforms, inside and outside of Germany, for television and radio companies based on modern transmitter, cable and satellite networks. MEDIA BROADCAST provides comprehensive ser-vice to some 850 national and 110 international customers, including public and private broadcasters, TV- and radio production companies, international broadcasters and network operators, media groups and the cinema industry.
MEDIA BROADCAST is a member of the TDF-Group, the main operator of shared facilities and terrestrial networks in Europe. You can find more information under www.media-broadcast.com,
for information about TDF-Group please visit www.tdf.fr.
MEDIA BROADCAST GmbH
Press- and Public Relations
Phone: +49 761 59014 160
TELKOM is one of the largest companies registered in South Africa and one of the largest communi-cations services providers on the African continent based on operating revenue and assets. We had consolidated operating revenue of R56.3 billion ($6.9 billion), profit for the year attributable to the eq-uity holders of Telkom of R8.0 billion ($981 million) and cash flow from operating activities of R10.6 billion ($1.3 billion) in the year ended March 31, 2008 and we had total assets of R70.4 billion ($8.6 billion) and equity attributable to the equity holders of Telkom of R32.8 billion ($4.0 billion) as of March 31, 2008.
We had consolidated operating revenue of R29.9 billion ($3.6 billion), profit for the year attributable to the equity holders of Telkom of R3.6 billion ($435 million) and cash flow from operating activities of R3.0 billion ($365 million) in the six months ended September 30, 2008 and we had total assets of R72.7 billion ($8.7 billion) and equity attributable to the equity holders of Telkom of R33.6 billion ($4.0 billion) as of September 30, 2008.
As of September 30, 2008, we had approximately 4.5 million telephone access lines in service and 99.9% of our telephone access lines were connected to digital exchanges. We offer business, resi-dential and payphone customers a wide range of services and products, including:
• fixed-line voice services, including subscriptions and connections services, local, long dis-tance, fixed-to-mobile and international voice services, interconnection and hubbing commu-nications services, international voice over internet protocol services, subscription based value-added voice services and customer premises equipment rental and sales;
• fixed-line and wireless data services, including domestic and international data transmission services, such as point to point leased lines, ADSL services, W-CDMA and packet-based ser-vices, managed data networking services and internet access and related information tech-nology services;
• mobile communications services, including voice services, data services, value-added ser-vices and handset sales through Vodacom, our 50% joint venture with Vodafone; and
other services, including directory services, through our TDS Directory Operations Group, fixed, mobile, data and international communications services in Nigeria through our Multi-Links subsidiary, internet services outside South Africa, through our Africa Online subsidiary, and wireless data services through our Swiftnet subsidiary.
Senior Specialist: Media Relations
Telkom Group Communication & Brand
Tel.: 27 12 311 7720
Cell: 27 82 857 5060
TELECOM 180 is a South African based telecommunication business which operates in Southern and Sub-Saharan Africa. The company’s focus is to provide new technologies, systems integrations and services for the telecommunications and convergence industry.
TELECOM 180 clients include local government, public enterprise and many blue chip telecommuni-cation providers. Strategically positioned to take advantage of the demand for ICT services throughout Africa, TELECOM 180 continues to demonstrate its commitment to building economic capacity and skills within the African continent.
Integrated Brand communications
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