US-based Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) has chosen Synamedia’s video network products to distribute high-value sports content, along with other programming, to its newly launched Monumental Sports Network, which it recently acquired from Comcast/NBC Universal.

MSE, which owns the broadcast rights in the Washington, DC metropolitan area for the NHL’s Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards, and WNBA’s Washington Mystics, launched Monumental Sports Network to give loyal viewers a new way to watch their favourite games, athletes and other related content.


MSE has chosen Synamedia to distribute sport content to newly launched Monumental Sports Network

MSE needed technology that could be integrated quickly and accurately into its media distribution platform. It ultimately selected Synamedia’s PowerVu technology for its primary distribution needs. PowerVu endpoint is designed to support high-efficiency video coding (HEVC) and ultra-high-definition delivery over satellite and IP terrestrial content distribution networks, thereby preparing Synamedia’s customers for the transition to IP delivery.

Charlie Myers, chief technology officer at Monumental Sports, said: “We initially chose Synamedia for its proven solutions and established leadership in the market. But not only is Synamedia solving our solutions today, they are preparing us for future growth. As technology evolves, we’ll still be able to leverage Synamedia’s solution, as it’s fully compatible for IP distribution and its ease-of-use was incredibly important for our fast-paced growth plans. We are looking forward to exploring how both our new network and relationship with Synamedia will continue to evolve.”