GlobeCast further strengthens resources on Eutelsat satellites for professional video services in Europe
Date: Wed, 09/09/2009 - 14:18
GlobeCast, a leading content management and delivery company, and Eutelsat Communications, one of the world’s leading satellite operators, announce the signature of a three-year contract for two 36 MHz transponders on Eutelsat’s ATLANTIC BIRD™ 1 and W2A satellites
The new capacity will be used for professional video services in order to boost GlobeCast’s response to increasing requirements from client broadcasters and news agencies to deliver live coverage of sports, breaking news and special events across Europe.
As a market-leader in end-to-end services for satellite contribution links, GlobeCast’s choice of additional Eutelsat satellite capacity brings extra flexibility for worldwide seamless delivery of content. The additional resources on Eutelsat’s ATLANTIC BIRD™ 1 and W2A will in particular support GlobeCast’s response to the increase of contribution links in High-Definition that have grown fourfold over the last year.
Using Satellite News Gathering (SNG) vehicles and flyaway antennas, GlobeCast (a subsidiary of France Telecom) will leverage the new capacity for a full suite of occasional services in Standard Digital and High-Definition. GlobeCast’s Europe-based fleet comprises 39 SNG vehicles and Flyaways of which seven are located in the UK, 10 in Italy and 22 in France. GlobeCast also provides global coordination services (logistics, dedicated teams, accreditation) and distribution by satellite or fibre to platforms located on five continents.
GlobeCast and Eutelsat are exhibiting at IBC in Amsterdam from 11 to 15 September: GlobeCast stand – 1 B.40; Eutelsat stand 1 D.59.