Rostelecom, General Partner of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games of 2014, will provide video-content generation and transmission to the Live Site Sochi 2014 of the Paralympic Games in Sochi on the main square of Rosa Khutor resort and in Gorki Park and Sokolniki Park in Moscow.
Specially designed coding technologies are used for video flows transmission enabling delivery of HD video via Rostelecom channels without loss of quality.
An integrated content generation system was launched by Rostelecom jointly with Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee for public broadcasts of Olympic events displayed in 13 locations of local Live Site Sochi 2014 in 8 Russian cities. Over 900 hours of video content were processed in the period from 07 through 23 February 2014 with thousands of Russian fans watching the most exciting sports competitions in Live Site locations.
During the Paralympic Games period – from 07 through 16 March 2014 – broadcasts of competitions in 6 sports will be shown at Live Site locations, namely, in biathlon, Alpine ski, wheelchair curling, cross-country ski, sledge ice hockey, parasnowboard. Detail schedule of broadcasts is available on the project portal at http://paralympic.rt.ru/
. Furthermore the website features a contest for the best slogans to support paralympic athletes. Rostelecom will give prizes to winners receiving the largest number of votes.
Altogether within the framework of Sochi 2014 Project Rostelecom connected to the core network infrastructure and provides most advanced telecommunications services to 35 Olympic sites, including the medal ceremony site at the Paralympic Games and OBS TV Tower. In order to hold the Games and ensure TV broadcasting Rostelecom upgraded its backbone and multiservice network throughput up to 140 Gbps and 40 Gbps respectively. The total traffic volume transmitted via Rostelecom Olympic channels spanning over 1,000 km surpassed the record of 1 Petabyte or 1 million Gigabyte.
Deploying this infrastructure Rostelecom implements cutting-edge solutions, paying a lot of attention to the environment by using ultra modern technologies that preserve the area’s ecosystem, making it possible to keep intact the natural beauty and diversity of Krasnodar region.