Every four years, the attention of the entire United States is focused on two singular events of political and national importance, the Republican and Democratic national conventions. Since the first nationally televised GOP convention back in 1952, television remains key to bringing those events to viewers.
This past July, the Democratic and Republican national conventions were primetime, public broadcast events carried live to millions of viewers around the world. This year, the conventions were also viewed by a large streaming audience. In some cases, content being delivered was unedited and free of commentary, allowing viewers to experience the conventions live without interruption.
Media Links solutions were at the heart of the transport of this content, providing multicast video-over-IP media delivery from each convention hub (the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio for the Republican national convention and the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the Democratic national convention) to eight different national broadcast facilities located across the country.