AldeaVision announces connection to the Azzurro HD switch in New York City

    AldeaVision expands its digital connectivity in New York City

    LAS VEGAS, NV, April 20 /CNW Telbec/ - AldeaVision Solutions Inc, an
innovative provider of international video broadcast transmission services,
announced today at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention that it
will be connecting to the Azzurro HD video switch in New York City. This new
connectivity provides additional access options for customers wishing to send
and receive video from any point on the AldeaVision global video fiber which
covers 18 cities in 10 countries.
    AldeaVision, a company of Grupo Marcatel, is a regular provider of
international transmissions in High Definition (HDTV) and Standard Definition
(SDTV) to television networks throughout the Americas and Europe covering
political, entertainment and sporting events such as the Olympic Games at
Beijing in 2008 and the 2008 US Presidential elections.
    "AldeaVision now provides more options for customers who want to connect
to our network in the New York City area and also more HD content sources will
be available to our customers throughout the Americas and Europe. Azzurro HD's
location, digital switching technology, expertise and growing number of media
and carrier clients were key factors for this new interconnect" said Mr. Eddy
Barsetti, Vice President of Global Marketing of AldeaVision.
    "We are very excited to have AldeaVision as a customer on our all digital
HD enabled switch in New York City. With the AldeaVision network connections
we will be able to offer our customers value added services through their vast
international reach" said Mark Lowden, Vice President of Sales Azzurro HD.

    About AldeaVision Solutions Inc

    AldeaVision Solutions Inc. based in Montreal Canada is an innovative
provider of broadcast quality video services and solutions for the television,
film and media industries. The Company provides end-to-end worldwide
transmissions services using fiber and satellite facilities. The Company also
operates the first pan-American fully automated fiber-based network for
broadcast services with points-of-service in 18 cities and 10 countries:
Miami, New York, Washington D.C, Los Angeles, Boston (USA), Toronto, Montreal
(Canada), Mexico City, Guadalajara (Mexico), Monterrey (Mexico), Lima (Peru),
Caracas (Venezuela), Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo (Brazil), Santiago (Chile),
Buenos Aires (Argentina), Bogota (Colombia) and Madrid (Spain).

    About Marcatel

    Marcatel, established in 1996 in Monterrey Mexico, offers voice, data and
telecommunication infrastructure services to more than 140,000 business and
residential customers nationwide through its high capacity fiber optics
network, with an approximate length of 2,700 kilometers that extends
throughout the Mexican territory. Included in their portfolio of voice
services are local and long distance telephone solutions, 800 numbers, prepaid
and postpaid cards with worldwide coverage, audio conferencing, hosted IP-PBX
and virtual telephone lines, among others. Data services include internet
access via DSL, dedicated, wireless, dial-up and VPN connections. Other
services include private lines, lambdas, co-location and frequency leasing.
Marcatel also has contact center solutions available to complement their
telecommunication services, offering the best communication packages for small
to large enterprises.

    About Azzurro HD, LLC

    Azzurro HD operates the first all-digital, HD enabled aggregation and
switching facility for video content in the USA. Located in The Hub at 32
Avenue of the Americas in New York City, the Azzurro HD facility provides
all-digital transport and switching, with a clear forward path to serve the
growing need for uncompressed HDTV transport.

For further information:

For further information: Daniel Gonzalez, Director of Marketing
Communications, AldeaVision Solutions Inc., (514) 344-5432, Fax: (514)

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