GlobeCast Helping BBC with Persian TV
[Satellite Today 01-19-09] GlobeCast signed a distribution deal with BBC World Service for the launch of a Persian TV channel, the company announced Jan. 16.
GlobeCast will be the BBC’s distribution partner for the launch of its Farsi-language BBC Persian TV the Telstar 12 and HotBird 6 satellites. Persian TV will be available to IPTV, DTH and cable operators across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
GlobeCast receives the BBC Persian TV signal direct from the BBC World Service at Bush House in Central London before sending the signal via its international fibre network to two different locations for broadcast.
For broadcast across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, GlobeCast uses capacity on the Telstar 12 satellite at 15 degrees West. The signal is sent by fibre to New York where leading satellite service company Globecomm picks it up and sends it to its Long Island teleport for uplink.