Satellite Deals Of The Day
- GlobeCast boosted its global distribution network by announcing three channels have joined the network. The deals are with Racing UK, The Wrestling Channel and Discovery Networks Europe. New horse-racing channel Racing UK and TWC Re:loaded, a spinoff of The Wrestling Channel, will be available on BSkyB‘s platform, uplinked via Eurobird 28.5 degrees E from GlobeCast’s Brookman’s Park teleport. The third deal with Discovery Networks Europe is to deliver, via its London-to-Paris fiber connection, the broadcaster’s flagship channel in France. Juliet Bayliss, GlobeCast’s head of UK channel distribution, said, “It is a measure of GlobeCast’s flexibility and range of services that such a wide variety of broadcasters have chosen us for their direct-to-home delivery requirements.”
- Comtech Telecommunications Corp. [CMTL] said its Comtech Mobile Datacom Corp. subsidiary recently received $18 million in additional orders for mobile satellite transceivers, ruggedized computers, installation, training and support services relating to its Movement Tracking System contract with the U.S. Army Logistics Command.