Arabsat, Globecast Launch OTT Service
[Via Satellite 05-07-2015] Arabsat has started a multiplatform Over-The-Top (OTT) television service with long-term partner Globecast called Arabsat TV Everywhere. The service builds on the Arab States Broadcasting Union’s (ASBU) Global Arabic Bouquet, bringing content to devices such as computers, smartphones and tablets.
Globecast’s end-to-end solution includes content preparation; content management; application design and development; delivery and a player for Arabsat. Together Globecast, Arabsat, and ASBU have grown the reach of the Global Arabic Bouquet to five continents Free to Air (FTA).
“The world of OTT service delivery is one that’s growing rapidly. You only have to look at the growth in the sale of connected devices to see why,” said Khalid Balkheyour, president and CEO of Arabsat.