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GlobeCast Signs Abu Dhabi

By | June 4, 2003

      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, which uses HOT BIRD for pan-European distribution, EUROBIRD for Ireland and the United Kingdom, Telstar 5 platform over North America, Hispasat 1C for Latin America, NSS 7 for 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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