Sohonet is a community-of-interest network for the television, film and media production community.
Founded in 1995 by a group of Soho-based post-production companies, Sohonet links many of the British film studios to London's post-production community. Sohonet also provides access to the Internet, and private wide-area links to other countries.
Sohonet has a global media network with private connectivity to the United States, (Los Angeles, New York, etc.), Canada, New Zealand, Australia, France, Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Italy ( Rome) and the ability to provide connectivity to locations worldwide via fiber and satellite links.
The leading British film studios, Pinewood Studios, Shepperton Studios, Three Mills Studios, Twickenham Film Studios and Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden, have direct optical fiber connectivity to the Sohonet London Fiber Ring, with campus connectivity on the sites provided via fiber and VDSL technologies. As well as may other studios globally, Australian examples Village Roadshow Studios, Melbourne City Studios, and Los Angeles shooting film studios Hollywood Center Studios, and Red Studios, as well as Warner Bros., Universal Studios, HBO to name a few.
Sohonet is the winner of numerous industry awards, and was a pioneering user of IP-over-ATM networking. Sohonet has since moved away from ATM to using Gigabit Ethernet, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and MPLS technologies, including the use of wavelength division multiplexing on backbone connections. It has its own private optical fibre networks in several cities.