GlobeCast wins Distribution Deal for French CCTV Channel
[Satellite Today 11-06-08] CCTV, China’s largest broadcaster, has chosen GlobeCast for its distribution to the European market of its French language channel, CCTV-F, GlobeCast announced Nov. 6.
GlobeCast receives CCTV-F’s signal at its technical operation facility in Paris, where it is encoded and multiplexed for uplink. GlobeCast is also providing monitoring services to CCTV-F. The channel will share a neighborhood with international broadcasters such as France 24, Russia Today, Al Jazeera English and NHK World TV.
CCTV-F features news, tourism and educational programs as well as Chinese performance art. Catered to an international audience, the programs carry French subtitles with some news programs hosted by French-speaking journalists.