In a recent announcement, Verizon revealed that the company has reached an agreement with the National Basketball Association to connect all of the 29 NBA areas with Verizon’s high-speed fiber network to produce better contents during broadcasts. Thanks to the latest connectivity, NBA can now offer 1080p video broadcast while supporting all of the equipment without noticing slowdowns.
In the official press release, Verizon noted that it will connect all of the arenas to two diversely routed 100G fiber circuits. This will increase the network’s bandwidth ten times to ensure the quality of broadcast. Moreover, the company also revealed that it will manage the fiber network using Wavelength Services with each arena connecting to its own network hubs in Newark and Atlanta. In addition to this, in an attempt to monitor real-time quality of broadcasts Verizon will create a dedicated virtual network operation center in Dulles, VA.
George Fischer, SVP and president of Verizon Enterprise said, “The NBA is a leader in bringing innovative, high quality viewing experiences to fans outside the arena. By combining the benefits of our multi-use strategic fiber deployment build and video broadcast distribution capabilities to be provided by our Verizon Media’s media services, we’re uniquely positioned to deliver on what the NBA expects for its fans.”
However, we will have to wait to get the improved NBA broadcasts as Verizon revealed that implementation of the service will be completed next year.