GlobeCast signs content aggregation and distribution deals in Asia

MUMBAI: GlobeCast, a global content management and delivery company, has announced at the opening of the Asia Television Forum the signing of several new clients and deals with broadcasters in Asia.

From China to Asia and North America, GlobeCast has signed on Blue Ocean Network (Bon), an English news channel delivering North American and Asia-Pacific audiences programming produced exclusively from, and about, China. GlobeCast picks up the channel’s signal from GlobeCast’s Hong Kong teleport where it then routes through the GlobeCast Backbone Network for uplink to the AsiaSat 3 and Galaxy-23 satellites for Asian and North American audiences. In addition, GlobeCast has also signed content licensing deals for BON, making the channel available on hotel platforms in Asia.

From Philippines to Europe, GlobeCast will provide Eagle Broadcasting Corporation’s Net 25, a free-to-air infotainment and educational channel, with a complete content delivery solution comprising satellite downlink, standards conversion and fiber blackhaul via the GlobeCast Backbone Network to Paris for uplink to the Eurobird 9A satellite to DTH platforms in Europe.
GlobeCast also announced the launch of a new Pakistani infotainment channel, Lights Asia on GlobeCast’s platform in which GlobeCast provides MPEG-4 compression, fiber backhaul to Hong Kong and capacity on the AsiaSat3 satellite to Asian markets with Pakistan as a main focus.

On the Content Aggregation and Distribution (CAD) front, GlobeCast has secured carriage for Beijing-based Chinese Arts Channel, launching the channel onto DeTV (Malaysia)’s IPTV platform on 26 November. Separately, GlobeCast has also signed a carriage deal for Fashion One HD on Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN)’s bbTV and MCSCom’s Univision IPTV platforms in November, extending Fashion One HD’s reach to audiences in Hong Kong and Mongolia in addition to Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia. Other carriage deals signed by GlobeCast on MCSCom in Mongolia are for KBS World and YTN, slated to be launched in January 2010. 
As a global service provider, GlobeCast says that it has won the trust of broadcasters for their end-to-end content management and delivery needs. GlobeCast says that it provides an extended range of services all along the media value chain. The GlobeCast ecosystem showcase is on show at ATF: featuring ecosystem partners Fashion One, TigerGate’s Kix and Thrill, MGM and NBC Universal.

The showcase exhibits the entire content delivery workflow from content origination, management, to playout and monetisation on multiple-platforms such as the iPad, IPTV and iPhone.

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