GlobeCast selects Eurobird 9A satellite to launch HD distribution platform

MUMBAI:To respond to increasing HD demand from its clients, GlobeCast today announced that it has concluded a five-year contract with Eutelsat Communications for a third transponder on its Eurobird™ 9A satellite, which will carry a full HD DVB-S2 platform. 
The first clients on the platform already include Eurosport and Fashion One.

Eutelsat’s Eurobird™ 9A satellite was chosen for its potential to reach over five million direct-to-home and cable homes. The satellite’s proximity to Eutelsat’s Hot Bird™ video neighbourhood at 13° East adds the opportunity for broadcasters to reach homes and headends equipped with dual-feed reception from both positions.
The platform is ideal for channels that want to reach a large audience, with a neighborhood of flagship broadcasters as well as prime access to cable networks and ISPs. Channels currently in SD looking to launch an HD DVB-S2 offer, or existing HD channels looking for new options, will benefit from this new choice.
GlobeCast’s service to broadcasters can include content management, playout and origination and encoding, among other features. Uplink to Eurobird™ 9A is possible from Paris: a central point that enjoys connectivity to over 30 PoPs via GlobeCast’s five-continent fibre network.

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