Globecast, CBTV announce event-based IP-over-satellite transport platform
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Joseph O'Halloran
| 20 March 2018

Media solutions provider Globecast has struck a technology partnership with CBTV for the launch of a transport platform that allows delivery of streaming live content using native IP-based satellite transmission from remote locations.

The companies see their partnership as enabling media, event producers and content providers to move beyond traditional broadcast formats and video workflows while creating advanced alternatives. Customers can use the service for a variety of IP-based workflows including: high-bandwidth moving picture content; file transfers; communications redundancy; and IT services between remote sites and home locations — often reaching beyond existing infrastructure and facilities.

CBTV is a provider of news/special event remote connectivity via satellite, specialising in Internet protocol networked transmissions. The company has supplied RF/modem modulation, IP switching and routing equipment to Globecast’s Culver City Media Centre, forming a centralised media hub and worldwide backbone for customers using the platform. Commenting on what the partnership with Globecast could deliver, owner/director Chris Borghesani said: “When searching for a technology partner, it was apparent that Globecast had the global reach and flexible solutions necessary for this platform to work. Together, we can now offer customers a combined toolbox of conventional and new media workflows that uses native IP and high-power satellite transmission, which is an evolution we are leading.”

Added Tim Jackson, senior vice president, sales and marketing at GlobecastAmericas: “CBTV is a true innovator when it comes to live events. When you take IP technology and combine it with our Media Centres, the result is a flexible, wide-scale platform that allows individual customers to choose how they use the available connectivity — whether it’s for just a few minutes of HD video or for connectivity to their local LAN. This new offering means we’ve expanded the breadth and depth of how we distribute content, and we’re grateful to CBTV for their creative vision.”