Fox Sports Network, USA

FOX Sports is an American sports television network that is owned by the Fox Corporation. It was launched in 1994 and has since become one of the leading sports networks in the United States. The network provides coverage of a wide range of sports, including NFL football, MLB baseball, NBA basketball, NHL hockey, college sports, and golf.

FOX Sports broadcasts live games and events, as well as pre-game and post-game analysis and highlights. FOX Sports operates several regional sports networks, including FOX Sports Arizona, FOX Sports Carolinas, and FOX Sports San Diego that provide live coverage of local sports teams and events.

Fox Sports Network Challenges and Needs:

  • Critical need for reliable audio conferencing during major sporting events. 
  • Need to integrate system across multiple buildings using several telephone networks and technologies (PRI, SIP, PSTN). 
  • Second phase included expansion and integration of a new broadcast center in a different state.
  • Need to implement this solution while they are doing a network infrastructure consolidation at their second location.

Forum Communications Solution:

  • VoIP audio conferencing system with gateway modules for legacy technologies. Always-on audio conferencing for simplicity. 
  • Extensive integration with IP networking and VoIP specialists to accommodate high availability and geo-redundant IP network, providing a high availability audio conferencing capability.
  • Migrated to Virtual Machines (VMs) during network infrastructure consolidation at second location while maintaining physical servers at first location

Key Benefits:

  • Ease of installation and use. 
  • High quality and reliability provides seamless experience across multiple sites and technologies.
  • Migration to Virtual Machines (VMs) resulted in cost savings through efficient use of server resources

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