The Switch, a provider of production services and global delivery of live video, has announced a major network expansion strategy to support more live content services and drive the industry’s transition to remote production.
In Phase One of a broader network expansion project, The Switch is deploying 100Gbit connectivity to serve its customers in the northeast US; further phases to extend capacity on the west coast and in other parts of the country will follow.
The move positions The Switch to drive future growth, enhancing its extensive range of live production and delivery services – particularly for live sports. Phase One of the project extends The Switch’s current connectivity in New England and other parts of the northeast with the installation of higher-capacity connections into media and sports hubs in the region, including Boston, New York, Stamford and Bristol, Connecticut.
Eric Cooney, President and CEO of The Switch, commented: “Increasing our network capacity across a core part of The Switch network is a huge commitment to our customers that ensures we are able to meet their evolving and expanding needs. As a remote production pioneer, we give our customers unprecedented agility, enabling them to shape their businesses in ways that make sense for them. Each phase of our network expansion strategy will help fuel the industry shift towards new and more flexible production and distribution models, which has accelerated during the Covid-19 pandemic.”