Cartoon Network partners with Globecast for pop-up channel technical services in Asia

Date: 08/07/2019
Cartoon Network partners with Globecast for pop-up channel technical services in Asia
Globecast has announced that Cartoon Network has extended its longstanding partnership with the company for the launch of two innovative, market-leading pop-up kids channels.
Following discussions earlier this year with Globecast that explored the possibilities, Cartoon Network launched pop-up channels in Singapore with Singtel and in the Philippines with Cignal. In Singapore, the channel, called “Pop & Watch”, was available free on Singtel’s IPTV service, as well as its Singtel TV GO and Singtel CAST mobile apps from June 12-21. Cartoon Network Classics was available as a pay-per-view channel on Cignal TV from May 3 to June 2.
James Crossland, Senior Vice President of International Operations for Turner, a WarnerMedia company, said, “These pop-up channels were something new for us in Asia and we were really pleased with the results. We’re always looking to offer our broadcast partners innovative new platforms to showcase our content and it’s important to everyone that the technical services are seamless and hitch-free.”
Globecast augmented its existing media management, playout and content archiving agreement with WarnerMedia to provide technical services for the channels. WarnerMedia in London delivered content to Globecast’s ingest and playout system in Singapore. The content was then supplied as transmission-ready files and these were automatically ingested. Much of the content was already held in archive by Globecast and was restored to playout as required by the daily playlist, and any missing material was highlighted well in advance of playout. Distribution to the affiliates was handled using existing WarnerMedia satellite capacity.
Graphics were also added to the channels. Comprehensive testing was carried out before launch, including full trial runs, with Globecast providing complete pop-up channel monitoring, 24/7, while on air.
Shakunt Malhotra, VP of Operations, Globecast Asia, said, “This was an exciting project and we expect to see more of these requirements on a global basis. Cartoon Network leveraged our expertise to manage content and our optimized workflow, which was ideal for for quick launch and smooth operation. This project was an excellent way to maximize content use and therefore ROI, extending brand reach.”


Tags: Distribution | channel distribution | satellite | fibre | Asia | pop-up
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MIRRAD supplies two Avolites consoles for Ben Everett’s design for producer, songwriter and performer’s headlining tour

A lot has happened in Maggie Rogers’ world since 2016, when a video of her demoing a then-newly-recorded song, “Alaska,” for Pharrell Williams at NYU went viral. Following opening slots on major tours with both HAIM and Mumford & Sons last year, Rogers dropped her own major label debut, Heard It in a Past Life, this past January, which charted in the second highest slot of the Billboard 200. Consequently, the artist has spent much of 2019 on the road in support of the album, performing a sold-out fall headline tour in such iconic venues as Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Berkley’s Greek Theatre, and New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.

The “look and feel” of Rogers’ tour this year has been a collaborative effort between the artist and Lighting Designer Ben Everett, who first started working with her when he lit Rogers’ first-ever show in London two years ago. Having toured with an impressive roster of bands over the past five years—including Bear's Den, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and The Dandy Warhols—Everett is now part of the UK-based MIRRAD team, which has been supplying a pair of Avolites Sapphire Touch lighting control consoles for Rogers’ 2019 worldwide trek.

Everett notes that he’s been using Avolites lighting consoles “pretty much since I started in the live music industry,” he shares. “I was lucky enough to learn on all of the early Titan software, and mainly used the Tiger Touch II and Quartz consoles to begin with. The features that kept me attracted to the desks at first were the ability to quickly create really impressive and intricate effects, and the user-friendly and multi-functional layout of the touchscreens. And while growing with the consoles over the years, the ease of being able to create cue stacks, key frame shapes, and pixel mapping really helps me in my day-to-day programming now.”

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Puthiya Thalaimurai TV, part of New Gen Media Corporation, are using the Quicklink TX on their 24x7 live news channel to interview important bureaucrats, politicians and independent journalists worldwide.

Launched in 2011, Puthiya Thalaimurai TV has become extremely popular in India and abroad due to its independent editorial stance. The channel looks at issues through the eyes of the regular person and serves as a platform that airs people’s views and opinions.

Using the Quicklink TX, Puthiya Thalaimurai TV can introduce guests into their discussions using any Skype enabled device. As the Quicklink TX can receive from and send to any Skype user it provides Puthiya Thalaimurai TV with unrivalled global access to millions of Skype users in order to broadcast the calls in HD quality.

“We are greatly enthusiastic having used the Quicklink TX. It has a big advantage to us, allowing our guests to see their own feedback video as well as the guest/anchor available in the studio. This facility is not available in DSNG broadcasting and cellular broadcasting technologies. It allows us to introduce a guest from anywhere in the world for a debate show or interview.” – Sundarapandian Rajakannu, Technical-Head at New Gen Media Corporation (Puthiya Thalaimurai TV)

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