ESPN Star Sports selects GlobeCast for fibre link connectivity

MUMBAI: GlobeCast has announced that ESPN Star Sports (ESS) has become the first client for its new fibre connectivity from GlobeCast’s Parkview Square facility in Singapore to Astro in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

GlobeCast’s new fibre link connects to Astro’s two diverse locations –Astro’s All Asia Broadcast Center (AABC) and Cyberjaya Broadcast Center (CBC).
For ESS, GlobeCast is providing delivery of SD and HD channels in compressed ASI format via the new fibre, delivering world-class sports from Asia’s biggest sports content provider to Astro’s Pay-TV platform.

This circuit will also be available for occasional use for the delivery of live sports and special events coverage to and from ESS and Astro, the company said.   
GlobeCast currently offers extensive fibre connectivity in Asia, including access to its global fiber network, the GlobeCast Backbone Network (GCBN), which offers 33 points of presence. In Asia, GlobeCast offers broadcasters connectivity to operators such as nowTV in Hong Kong, SingTel in Singapore and Shanghai Media Group in China.

GlobeCast’s facility in Singapore hosts an SD and a HD-ready playout and programme origination facility. GlobeCast also runs a 24/7 MCR in Singapore as well as a 24/7 MCR and teleport in Hong Kong.

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