Vintage TV selects GlobeCast solutions for UK launch

MUMBAI: GlobeCast has signed a three-year deal with Vintage TV to provide an end-to-end content management and transport solution for the launch of the channel in UK.

The deal, which includes a Sky EPG, multiplexing, uplink and capacity on the Eurobird 1 satellite, also includes playout and media asset management (MAM).

Vintage TV will go live in the UK on Sky and Freesat on 1 September.
Vintage TV is a music and popular culture TV channel targeted towards 50+ age group. Dedicated to the five decades from the 1940s to 1980s, the channel will broadcast an eclectic mix of music-themed original programming, specially created music videos, classic programmes, films and documentaries.

GlobeCast is providing playout and origination of Vintage TV from its broadcast centre in central London. The signal is then aggregated and multiplexed before being delivered via fibre to GlobeCast’s teleport in Brookman’s Park where it is uplinked to the Sky platform on Eurobird 1. 
Playout for the new channel will include an initial ingest of 100 hours of video, ongoing ingest and archive of the content and logo insertions, as well as schedule-driven dynamic graphics, such as tickers, automated continuity, menu boards and Call To Actions (CTA), with a view to adding voice overs in the future.

GlobeCast is also offering Vintage TV a MAM solution which will allow it to archive content to a library hosted in GlobeCast’s central London facility. From here, the broadcaster can remotely search and view the content for playout. When ready for playout, the content will be made available to GlobeCast’s playout automation system automatically.

The newest addition to GlobeCast’s platform on Eurobird, Vintage TV will join more than 100 video and radio channels including Al-Jazeera International, NBC and NHK.

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