While Telehouse could not confirm what the event is, or who the major customer would be or even timeframes for the contract, it said the deal will allow it to prove its capabilities to the media and broadcasting industry, which has increasingly been moving in to Telehouse’ data centers.
It did say that it is expected two thirds of the world’s population are expected to tune into this event. Major events in the UK next year include Wimbledon (it was estimated that 12m people tuned in last year alone to see Andy Murray play), and the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (the Olympic Games alone are expected to see 2.3bn viewers, according to the European Tour Operators Association).
Telehouse sales and marketing director Michelle Reid said by playing host to the client, Telehouse West in the Docklands will be able to cater to the needs of international media organizations based at the Telehouse data center wanting to signal and transmit unbiased live radio and television coverage to viewers around the world.
“We are proud that Telehouse has been awarded with this highly critical responsibility,” Reid said.
“At Telehouse we have been expanding our footprint in the media arena, and a large proportion of our customers conduct online broadcasting with a global reach.
“We are already talking to some of the world’s leading media content providers about plugging into the Host Broadcaster platform at Telehouse West.”
Telehouse West in Telehouse’s newest data centers – which also happens to be a stone’s throw from the Olympic site in Stratford.
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