ONE CONNXT Delivers 26th AU Summit from Ethiopia to the World for ASBU and the EBU

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ONE CONNXT, in conjunction with broadcast partners ASBU (Arab States Broadcasting Union) and the EBU (European Broadcast Union) is on site in Ethiopia, Africa providing secure backhaul content to London and Tunis, Tunisia for live broadcast to the world from the AU Summit conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This year’s theme is “2016: African Year of Human Rights with Particular Focus on the Rights of Women.”

The AU Assembly consists of the 54 heads of state and government of the member countries, who meet once a year for the AU Summit. This body is responsible for changing the policies of the African member countries. The vision of the African Union is that of “An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in global arena.”

“On the heels of the successful transmission last November of the G20 conference from Antalya, Turkey, we were confident we could get the necessary infrastructure in place and ensure the content and message of the conference is available to the world. Operating within the confines in place at the conference in Ethiopia posed its own unique challenges, but the resiliency of our system allowed us to respond to the situation and make this a successful transmission,” stated Chris Lavin, ONE CONNXT’s CTO.“This is real time content of special significance being delivered to ASBU who is making it available via their MENOS (Multimedia Exchange Network over Satellite) network to all member broadcasters for live transmission to 100 million viewers.”

Dave Almstead, ONE CONNXT CEO, further commented, “The simplicity, reliability and low cost makes ONE CONNXT the perfect video transport partner for our customers. High profile partners continue to gain a high degree of comfort with ONE CONNXT’s team a nd advanced technology from experiences like this.”