GlobeCast Opens New Teleport and Technical Facility in Rome
State-of-the-art center in media park, Tecnopolo Tiburtino, provides international broadcasters with a technical home in the heart of Italy
PARIS — Sept. 4, 2011 — GlobeCast today announced the launch of a new teleport and technical operations center in Rome to replace its previous facility. A major new addition to the media infrastructure for Italy, the teleport will offer content management and distribution services via satellite and fiber — notably addressing the growing DTH and DTT markets in the region — as well as contribution, ad-hoc services, and corporate applications.
GlobeCast chose to move to this new facility in response to, and in anticipation of, broadcast clients’ demands for end-to-end services in Italy, from audiovisual content management to worldwide delivery by satellite and fiber.
Based in the newly developed area of Tecnopolo Tiburtino, the new teleport is fully connected to GlobeCast’s GCBN worldwide fiber backbone and houses one of Rome’s two points of presence on this network. The teleport offers a master control room entirely staffed 24/7 with satellite and fiber operations specialists, and boasts direct fiber connectivity with major Italian broadcasters and content providers including RAI, Mediaset, Sky Italia, Gruppo l’Espresso, RTL 102.5, Telepace, FOX, and Supertennis.
Uplink, downlink, and turnaround services are already available in Ku-band from the facility, with C-band available on request. Among the range of services offered by GlobeCast Italy are fiber connectivity; MCPC platform services; SNGs and flyaways; playout and content management; MCR and satellite monitoring; and disaster recovery and backup.
Tecnopolo Tiburtino, which is located close to major players from the satellite, electronics, and aerospace industries, is a fully-connected, highly-secure location with access by road to several of Italy’s major highways.
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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.