Abu Dhabi TV Signs With GlobeCast

By | June 9, 2003 | Feature

GlobeCast, a satellite transmission unit of France Telecom [NYSE: FTE], has signed a long-term agreement with Abu Dhabi TV – the satellite channel of Emirates Media – to provide satellite delivery across Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia via seven digital direct-to-home (DTH) platforms operated by GlobeCast.

Abu Dhabi TV will be carried on GlobeCast’s DTH platform: HOT BIRD for pan-European distribution, EUROBIRD to and Ireland and the United Kingdom, Telstar 5 platform over North America, Hispasat 1C to Latin America, NSS 7 to Africa, Intelsat 701 over Southeast Asia, and Optus B3 covering Australia and New Zealand. Five teleports, seven digital platforms and GlobeCast’s fiber ring are being used to backhaul and transmit Abu Dhabi TV’s signal across the globe.

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