Canada-based Aldea Solutions and BT Media & Broadcast have collaborated to provide Occasional Use (OU) services for global events. By combining the strength of Aldea's network and customer sites in North and South America, with BT's network and customer sites in EMEA and Asia, including the BT Tower, the two companies can provide a service anywhere in the world. The cooperation will ensure Aldea's and BT's respective customers benefit from a wider geographic reach, with video transport services available across the globe. As part of the agreement, Aldea and BT will combine their capabilities and networks to offer services for the transmission of events including fibre, teleport and satellite services, encoding, standards conversion, streaming and distribution. Aldea's video network footprint connects directly with fibre to broadcasters, DTH platforms and content producers in the Americas. The networks will initially interconnect in New York.