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LTN helps Sinclair Station Provide Public Service Information during and after the Devastating Effects of Hurricane Florence

GlobeNewswire Thursday, 13 December 2018
SAVAGE, Md., Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With the support of LTN Global Communications, Inc. (“LTN”), the global leader in broadcast quality IP video transport solutions, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s station WCTI-TV provided critical and lifesaving public service information to residents of New Bern, North Carolina through Hurricane Florence.WCTI the only TV station located in New Bern, continued to keep residents informed throughout flooding caused by the storm. Engineers worked diligently to get the station back on the air, while parent company, Sinclair partnered with LTN to provide support in the aftermath of the storm.

“Any operational plan we could devise, LTN was there to support,” said Paul Spinelli, Sinclair’s Director of Engineering, remarking that the LTN Network Operations Center was "terrific" during and after the storm.

Due to the flooding, WCTI was unable to operate from their facility. Using the LTN network, Sinclair was able to deliver important local news and other programming to New Bern, allowing them to continue to deliver critical information to Craven County residents, through both digital and linear feeds.

LTN's network uses real-time decision-making to route traffic to the most efficient pathway. This allowed Sinclair to quickly route live video feeds between the hundreds of LTN connected locations they operate.

“LTN has worked alongside Sinclair’s forward-thinking engineers to build a bulletproof terrestrial, IP, Multi-cast network.” Said Jonathan Stanton, LTN’s VP of Technology.  “This level of engineering and development allows Sinclair’s affiliates to provide the highest level of public service to the communities they serve.”

“Even while continuing to operate from their parking lot, WCTI used LTN to backhaul feeds to a new master control facility for New Bern in the aftermath of the storm,” said Paul Spinelli. “It’s during the unavoidable and unexpected disasters like Hurricane Florence where LTN’s fully managed Network Operations Center and technology really stand out.”

*About LTN*

LTN Global Communications, the global leader in broadcast quality IP video transport solutions, has revolutionized the video transport industry with an innovative, IP-based live video delivery service that meets or exceeds broadcast quality standards. LTN’s service has been widely adopted by major broadcasters, media companies, content creators and owners and is connected to over 2000 sites globally.

LTN’s unique, patented technology was designed to combine the reach and flexibility of the Internet with the quality and reliability of a private network. The network enables live video delivery with consistent low delay and high quality, with 99.999%

Contact: Nadia Khan, LTN Global Communications
Telephone: (646) 832-1955
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