GlobeCast Signs Five-Year Distribution Deal with Eutelsat
GlobeCast concluded a five-year contract with Eutelsat Communications for a third transponder on the Eurobird 9A satellite, Globecast announced April 11.
Eurobird 9A was chosen for its potential to reach more than 5 million DTH and cable homes. The satellite’s proximity to Eutelsat’s HOT BIRD video neighborhood at its 13 degrees east orbital location adds the opportunity for broadcasters to reach homes and headends equipped with dual-feed reception from both positions.
GlobeCast’s service includes content management, playout and origination and encoding, and uplink to Eurobird 9A is possible from Paris: a central point that enjoys connectivity to more than 30 points-of-presence via GlobeCast’s fiber network. The first clients for the full HD, DVB-S2 platform include Eurosport and Fashion One.