Two spectacular events held sport fans in thrall in summer 2012 – the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship in Poland and the Ukraine, and the Olympic Games in London. SRG SSR brought these events to Swiss TVs in brilliant quality. In the background, Swisscom Event & Media Solutions (SEM) provided a range of powerful services to ensure transmission of the pictures to Switzerland.
Swisscom Event & Media Solutions installed and operated two 1 Gbit point-to-point lines from Warsaw to Zurich, and three of these high-speed lines ran from London to Zurich. In London, an additional 1 Gbit line was run from Swiss House to the International Broadcasting Centre. Parts of the lines were used to provide Internet access to 200 to 300 persons every day.
SEM acted as single point of contact (SPOC) for SRG: the Swisscom experts took care of everything, from procurement to putting the data lines into operation. SEM also coordinated collaboration between SRG, Olympic Broadcasting Services, local POP operators and Swisscom IT & Networks; SRG was provided with a Plug & Play solution that covered all requirements.