GlobeCast contracts capacity on Yamal-201

09.42 Europe/London, December 8, 2011 By Robert Briel

GlobeCast has announced it is adding satellite capacity in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries with the Yamal-201 satellite.

The company is launching a new Ku-band platform on the Yamal-201, which offers opportunities to penetrate the cable market throughout the CIS. GlobeCast’s capacity provides full coverage of this area to regional and international channels.
Uplinked from Moscow, and located at 90 degrees East, GlobeCast’s distribution platform on Yamal-201 will offer Free-to-Air or encrypted channels very wide coverage from Eastern Europe to east of Japan, and from North China up to Siberia.
The satellite has been live since 2003 and boasts more than 70 diverse prime Russian and regional channels, with 90% penetration of cable operators and a potential reach of more than 16 million cable homes.