Satellite Deals Of The Day
- Hauppauge, N.Y.-based Globecomm Systems Inc. [GCOM] entered into a one-year agreement with Afghan Telecom to provide international voice origination and termination services. The agreement, renewable on an annual basis, calls for Globecomm to deliver international voice services using the latest VoIP technology.
- GlobeCast Australia signed a deal to distribute four Russian channels in Australia. The channels, RTVi, Teleklub/Detski Mir, Nashe Kino and RTR Planeta, initially will be available on a Free-to-Air basis, although they are likely to be encrypted before the end of the year. They will be distributed on the PanGlobal TV direct-to-home satellite platform in Australia. The channels aim to be appeal to Russians who want information about their homeland and news of services of interest to them in Australia.