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Synamedia distributes Monumental Sports Network

February 29, 2024

Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE), the US sports and entertainment company, has chosen Synamedia’s Video Network solutions to distribute sports content, along with other programming, to its newly launched Monumental Sports Network (recently acquired from Comcast/NBC Universal).

MSE, which owns the broadcast rights in the Washington DC metropolitan area for the NHL’s Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards, and WNBA’s Washington Mystics, launched Monumental Sports Network to give their loyal viewers a revamped way to watch their favourite games, athletes and other related content. 

MSE has selected Synamedia’s PowerVu technology for their primary distribution needs. The Synamedia PowerVu endpoint is designed to support high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) and ultra high-definition delivery over satellite and IP terrestrial content distribution networks, thereby preparing Synamedia’s customers for the transition to IP delivery.

“We initially chose Synamedia for its proven solutions and established leadership in the market,” said Charlie Myers, Chief Technology Officer at Monumental Sports. “But not only are they helping solve our challenges today, they are preparing us for future growth. As technology evolves, we’ll still be able to leverage Synamedia’s solution, as it’s fully compatible for IP distribution and its ease-of-use was incredibly important for our fast-paced growth plans. We are looking forward to exploring how both our new network and relationship with Synamedia will continue to evolve.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with MSE, a visionary sports organisation, on their journey to expand the many ways they deliver exceptional viewing experiences to fans of the NHL’s Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards and WNBA’s Washington Mystics games,” added Julien Signes, General Manager, Video Network, Synamedia. “The PowerVu technology is a no-brainer for regional sports broadcasting, as it prepares industry conglomerates for a smooth transition to the cloud and provides them with a trusted tool for expansion.” 

Monumental Sports Network’s linear channel is available at the same channel number where NBC Sports Washington was formerly found via Comcast/Xfinity, Cox, DirecTV, FuboTV, Hulu, Mediacom, Optimum, RCN or Spectrum, Verizon, YouTube TV, or other distributors’ websites.   

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