GlobeCast Adds Satellite Capacity in Russia and the CIS Countries With Yamal-201
PARIS — Dec. 8, 2011 — GlobeCast announces today the expansion of its satellite capacity over Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) with a new Ku-band platform on the Yamal-201 satellite. Offering significant opportunities to penetrate the cable market throughout the CIS, GlobeCast’s capacity provides full coverage of this area to regional and international channels.
Uplinked from Moscow, and located at 90°E, GlobeCast’s distribution platform on Yamal-201 will offer FTA (Free-to-Air) or encrypted channels very wide coverage from Eastern Europe to east of Japan, and from North China up to Siberia.
The satellite has been live since 2003 and boasts more than 70 diverse prime Russian and regional programs, with 90 percent penetration of cable operators and a potential reach of more than 16 million cable homes.
With this new platform GlobeCast is once again showing its commitment to offering premium services to broadcasters in this growing region.
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A subsidiary of France Telecom/Orange, GlobeCast is a leading provider of media management and global content delivery services for broadcasters and content creators. With a secure fiber and satellite network connected to dozens of teleports, technical operations centers, and points of presence worldwide, GlobeCast manages and transports millions of hours of video and other rich media each year. An integrator of audiovisual technology and a full-service provider, GlobeCast works with all the actors in the audiovisual chain, from production companies to broadcasters, retail organizations, cinema chains, and more. The company provides on-site service from major news and sporting events for coverage in SD, HD, or even 3D. Present in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Australia, GlobeCast is also an expert in international television markets, and works with new and established broadcasters to reach and secure distribution with leading pay TV operators around the world.