TeliaSonera International Carrier has been selected by Irish broadcaster TV4 to power its TG4 online streaming and catch-up services. TeliaSonera’s Media Distribution Service will take over from Level 3 in time for coverage of the 10th Annual TG4 Traditional Irish Music Awards, Gradam Ceoil TG4 2010 on Easter Sunday.
At the same time the broadcaster will launch a new online catch-up service that will allow viewers around the world to catch-up on programmes broadcast over the previous month.
“TeliaSonera’s MDS service fits well with our needs, they speak the language of broadcasters and offered us a quality, reliable solution that would allow us to communicate with audiences around the world,” commented TG4 Webmaster Peadar Ó Flatharta.
It is planned that the new service will include adaptive streaming, interactive subtitling and a social interaction platform to allow viewers to keep in touch while watching TG4 programmes.