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iKO Media Group ensures Pope’s Iraq visit goes live smoothly

The iKO Media Group, a global end-to-end service provider for broadcasters and content owners, assisted in the global content distribution for Rudaw Media Network of a major news event in the Middle East.

Rudaw Media was the main live video feed provider for the apostolic journey of his Holiness Pope Francis to the Kurdistan region of Iraq on 7 March 2021.

The iKO Media Group provided a complex and out-of-the-box distribution solution of Pope Francis’ visit to Kurdistan for distribution to European, MENA and US households as well as news agencies via the Hotbird and Eutelsat 21B satellites.  The complexity of this project was compounded by  local RF interferences, which iKOMG overcame successfully.

“This type of live global event must be handled with extreme professionalism and technical knowhow to avoid any issues.

“iKO Media Group was the perfect partner to help us overcome any technical obstacles and make sure the live distribution was a success,” said Hejar Berenji, CTO of Rudaw Media Network.

Orr Ariel, VP Global OU Sales & Services, iKO Media Group, added: “Being part of this historic event for Christianity and being able to help Rudaw Productions provide an uninterrupted live event of this magnitude to their customers is an important milestone for iKOMG.”

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