AldeaVision Solutions and Cactus Film & Video join forces to provide productions and transmission services in Mexico City

    New independent studio and production facility in Mexico City connects to
    AldeaVision global fiber network

    MONTREAL, Feb. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - AldeaVision Solutions Inc, an innovative
provider of international video broadcast transmission services, announced
today that it has signed a commercial agreement with Cactus Film and Video, an
independent Mexican production company serving the film and television
industry to jointly provide their respective transmission and production
    As part of this agreement, Cactus Film and Video facilities in Mexico
City are now interconnected to AldeaVision's Pan-American fiber optics video
network with coverage in 17 cities of 10 countries. Together they will package
their services in a comprehensive offering for the broadcasting and media
companies in the region. The offer will include Cactus Film and Video
production services such as live TV studio facilities, camera crews, tape
playouts and high-end production and post-production facilities in the heart
of Mexico City together with AldeaVision's extensive video fiber network
reach. This partnership will allow the television and media broadcasters in
the region to obtain a reliable and complete solution for their video
production and transport needs.
    Eddy Barsetti, Vice President of Global Marketing at AldeaVision said:
"We are very pleased with this agreement with Cactus Film and Video, which
allows us to provide our customers with a one-stop-shop solution for their
production and transmission needs in the Mexican market. We are now able to
bring to our customers the extensive experience of Cactus Film and Video in
international productions and highly equipped workspaces, experienced
bilingual staff and an extensive stock footage library for the international
film producers and television networks for the production of live interviews,
sport highlights, films and commercial footage."
    Jose Cohen, President of Cactus Film and Video added: "For us it was
important to be connected to AldeaVision's network, we have been impressed by
the ease of use of their automated platform that allows us to send our video
transmissions in a simple, reliable and secure way; and by the reach of their
fiber optics network that will expand our global coverage. The combined
experience of both companies will allow us to deliver live and time critical
television content to the broadcasters, news agencies and sport producers with
a consistent, high quality services backed up by a rapid response staff".
    AldeaVision, a company of Grupo Marcatel, is a regular provider of
international transmissions in Standard Definition as well as High Definition
(HDTV) to television networks throughout the Americas and Europe for
political, entertainment and sporting events such as the Olympic Games at
Beijing in 2008 and more recently, the presidential elections of the United
States in 2008.
    Cactus Film and Video, based in Mexico City for over twelve years, has
extensive experience in coordinating and managing permits for all types of
productions and provides its own state of the art equipment ranging from an
array of Digital Video and HD-Cams, lighting, sound, and a high-end
postproduction facilities. Cactus Film and Video maintains an up-to-date
agenda of contacts with government institutions, private and public sector
organizations, public figures, personalities and Mexican television networks.

    About AldeaVision Solutions Inc.

    Montreal-based AldeaVision Solutions Inc. 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 17 cities and 10 countries: Miami, New York,
Washington D.C, Los Angeles, Boston (USA), Toronto, Montreal (Canada), Mexico
City, Guadalajara (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 Cactus Film and Video

    Cactus Film and Video is an independent Mexican production company that
has been serving the film and television industry since 1996. Their office
situated in downtown Mexico City hosts international productions and provides
clients with a highly equipped workspace, experienced bilingual staff and an
extensive stock footage library. Cactus Film and Video has facilitated a wide
range of video and film productions, including ENG crewing for international
television networks.

For further information:

For further information: Daniel Gonzalez, AldeaVision Solutions Inc.,
Director of Marketing Communications, (514) 344-5432, Fax: (514) 344-5439,

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