GlobeCast Increases Direct Fiber Connectivity to Television Platforms and Broadcast Facilities Worldwide
Over 70 Clients — Including SingTel, DIRECTV, Orange, Astro — Now Connected Via Fiber to GlobeCast Technical Operations Centers
PARIS — April 5, 2011 — GlobeCast today announced that it has increased the interconnection of its technical facilities around the world to platform operators and broadcast facilities via fiber, as part of its strategy to add value to its content transport services.
Building on the company’s global satellite and fiber network, dedicated fiber connectivity has now been established to the premises of over 70 clients, including such major players as DIRECTV and FOX Sports in the United States, Turner Latin America, TVN SA (n) in Poland, CANAL+, Arte and Orange in France, SingTel in Singapore, Astro in Malaysia, and now-tv and i-CABLE in Hong Kong.
“Broadcasters know and trust GlobeCast for their ability to manage and move content around the world,” said Philippe Fort, chief operating officer. “Today we’ve gone a step further, bringing content directly to the premises of the world’s most watched networks and bouquets.”
The GlobeCast Backbone Network spans five continents and reaches more than 30 POPs (points-of-presence) in television markets around the world. The company also has capacity on 28 satellites covering a potential television audience in the billions. The ability to combine satellite and fiber delivery services with playout and media management solutions has made GlobeCast an industry leader.
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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.