R2/Citylink has been contracted by TVNZ to assist with the webcasting of
the Commonwealth Games next month, starting on 15 March and concluding on
26 March. On most days the webcast will run from around 10am until 1 am
with breaks for things like News and Close Up.
Because of broadcast rights, this webcast is being restricted to NZ and
will use TVNZ/R2/CityLink servers located in Auckland and Wellington
connected via APE and WIX.
In the case of wild demand, there are extra servers on standby at each
Operators should be aware that this event is taking place during business
hours and many viewers only access may be via their PC and this webcast.
Traffic volumes may be higher than normal and support calls to Help Desks
may be increased, particularly at sites where ports 80, 554 or 1755 are
This is an excellent opportunity to show what the Internet can deliver in
terms of interesting and compelling content. Arrangements have been made
with Telecom NZ to make traffic flows optimal and we thank them for their
support and co-operation.
If you have any concerns, please contact me for further details.
Thanks - Richard
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