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GlobeCast and ARABSAT launch the Global Arabic Bouquet with ASBU on ARABSAT 5C to cover Africa Posted: 05/01/2012
GlobeCast and ARABSAT launch the Global Arabic Bouquet with ASBU on ARABSAT 5C to cover Africa

GlobeCast and ARABSAT announced today that the Global Arabic Bouquet (GAB), a grouping of premium Arabic channels from the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) available anywhere in the world, is now located on the 5C satellite over Africa. This satellite, ARABSAT's newest, was launched in September 2011.

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Fashion One TV Expands Coverage in Sub-Saharan Africa With GlobeCast Posted: 22/12/2011
Fashion One TV Expands Coverage in Sub-Saharan Africa With GlobeCast GlobeCast, a leading provider of video content management and delivery, has signed a deal with premium fashion broadcaster Fashion One TV to bring Fashion One to millions of new homes across sub-Saharan Africa via its capacity on the Astra 4A satellite at 5E.

The satellite, which has the most powerful Ku-band coverage in sub-Saharan Africa today, has a footprint that covers an estimated 70 percent of free-to-air, cable, and satellite audiences within Africa from Europe, reaching a community of potentially 50 million television households. It also offers easy reception from dishes that average 90 centimeters.

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GlobeCast and FRANCE 24 to Lead HbbTV Trial With Orange and SES Posted: 21/12/2011
GlobeCast and FRANCE 24 to Lead HbbTV Trial With Orange and SES

GlobeCast and FRANCE 24 announced today that they will launch a Hybrid Broadband Broadcast Television (HbbTV) trial in early 2012 with the support of Orange and SES. The service, to be offered to satellite viewers of FRANCE 24, initially in Western Europe, will add a layer of interactivity to satellite TV programming by harnessing the capability of connected TVs.

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Travel Channel HD Expands Coverage in Asia Pacific with GlobeCast Posted: 20/12/2011
Travel Channel HD Expands Coverage in Asia Pacific with GlobeCast

GlobeCast and Travel Channel International announced today the launch of Travel Channel HD via the MEASAT-3 platform to reach homes across the Asia Pacific region. Travel Channel HD is an expansion of its current SD channel, which is also delivered via GlobeCast's capacity on the MEASAT-3 satellite.

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CDI Uses NOA to Deploy Industrys First Mobile Ingest and Digitization System Posted: 14/12/2011
CDI Uses NOA to Deploy Industrys First Mobile Ingest and Digitization System

NOA Audio Solutions today announced that Mexico's National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples (CDI) has purchased two NOA audio-visual media digitization systems for its "Mediateka" project, which aims to preserve the complete cultural heritage of Mexico's indigenous peoples in a national archive. One of the systems is a mobile ingest and digitization system that will travel around Mexico capturing and converting audio sources into WAV and MP3 files. Those files will then be transferred to the second system being installed at CDI's headquarters in Mexico City, where they will be checked, have metadata extracted, and be stored for integration into CDI's workflow. The mobile system is the first of its kind.

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GlobeCast Adds Satellite Capacity in Russia and the CIS Countries With Yamal-201 Posted: 08/12/2011
GlobeCast Adds Satellite Capacity in Russia and the CIS Countries With Yamal-201

GlobeCast announces today the expansion of its satellite capacity over Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) with a new Ku-band platform on the Yamal-201 satellite. Offering significant opportunities to penetrate the cable market throughout the CIS, GlobeCast's capacity provides full coverage of this area to regional and international channels.

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Softels MediaSphere(TM) iTV Platform Streaming to More Than 50 Million Households Every Week Posted: 05/12/2011
Softels MediaSphere(TM) iTV Platform Streaming to More Than 50 Million Households Every Week

Softel announced today that its widely deployed iTV playout platform, MediaSphere(TM), is now streaming applications to more than 50 million households every week. MediaSphere is a versatile iTV platform that helps developers, creative agencies, operators and programmers create, test and demonstrate interactive apps, then verify them in iTV infrastructures, as well as stream them to viewers' premises.

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Emma Brackett Appointed Vice President, WorldTV at GlobeCast Posted: 01/12/2011
Emma Brackett Appointed Vice President, WorldTV at GlobeCast

GlobeCast Americas CEO Lisa Coelho announced today that Emma L. Brackett has been appointed Vice President, WorldTV. Responsible for driving development of the company's WorldTV Direct to Home satellite (DTH) and Over-The-Top (OTT) business streams, Brackett will report directly to Coelho.

Joining GlobeCast from a position as Director of Content at AT&T U-verse where she was responsible for over one-hundred channels, Brackett is a licensed attorney with a background in content acquisition and packaging, development and deployment of content packages, as well as negotiation of distribution agreements.

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never.nos Scott Davies to Take Part in Panel Discussion on Companion Screen Impact at Future TV Advertising Forum Posted: 28/11/2011
never.nos Scott Davies to Take Part in Panel Discussion on Companion Screen Impact at Future TV Advertising Forum

never.no today announced that Scott Davies, the company's vice president of EMEA, will participate in the panel discussion "The Impact of Companion Screens and Multiscreen TV" at the Future TV Advertising Forum in London on Nov. 30, 2011, at 14:40.

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Gulf News Broadcasting Chooses NeoWinners for Efficient Radio Competition Management Posted: 21/11/2011
Gulf News Broadcasting Chooses NeoWinners for Efficient Radio Competition Management

NeoGroupe today announced that national radio network Gulf News Broadcasting L.L.C. (GNB) has installed NeoWinners software to efficiently deal with SMS competitions and correspondence across its two stations, Radio 1 and Radio 2. Both stations broadcast music, news, and entertainment in English across the United Arab Emirates.

The

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never.no Powers Social TV for Al Jazeera English Posted: 17/11/2011
never.no Powers Social TV for Al Jazeera English

never.no today announced that Al Jazeera English used never.no's Interactivity Suite (IS) to enable Social TV by taking viewer questions; displaying Twitter, Facebook, and email comments; and conducting on-air polling during live coverage of the 9/11 memorial broadcast. The real-time flow of social commentary and polling input allowed presenters to adjust their questions accordingly during live interviews. never.no's technology allowed viewers to become a social part of the programming, which in turn helped Al Jazeera present content that was most relevant to them.

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GlobeCast Expands Its Sales Force, Widens Broadcast Focus in the Americas Posted: 17/11/2011
GlobeCast Expands Its Sales Force, Widens Broadcast Focus in the Americas

NEW YORK -- Nov. 13, 2011 -- GlobeCast Americas CEO Lisa Coelho today announced organizational changes designed to maximize the company's commercial footprint in the Americas, including the creation of a dedicated Latin American sales team and a refocusing and strengthening of ad-hoc services in North America for the broadcast of major events.

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Ideal Systems Joins Thomson Video Networks VAR Program for APAC Region Posted: 17/11/2011
Ideal Systems Joins Thomson Video Networks VAR Program for APAC Region

Thomson Video Networks today announced that Asian systems integration company Ideal Systems has become a value-added reseller (VAR), distributing and supporting the entire Thomson Video Networks product line in Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. Ideal Systems is the first integrator in the Asia-Pacific region to join Thomson's intensive VAR program, which reinforces partner skills and autonomy through dedicated training schemes, technical assistance during the projects phases, and second-line service-level agreements.

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GlobeCast Brings Trace Sports HD to the Americas Posted: 07/11/2011
GlobeCast Brings Trace Sports HD to the Americas

GlobeCast has signed a contract with broadcaster Trace to broadcast its new high-definition channel, Trace Sports HD, on the NSS-806 satellite. Thanks to this new coverage, Trace Sports HD will enter the region with strong growth in the pay-TV sector and have access to a potential audience of 18 million DTH and cable homes in North, Central, and South America.

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Softel Launches MediaSphere DTA for Cost-Effective Digital Services From Analog Infrastructures Posted: 03/11/2011
Softel Launches MediaSphere DTA for Cost-Effective Digital Services From Analog Infrastructures

Softel today announced the launch of MediaSphere DTA, a transport stream generator capable of distributing data to digital transport adapters (DTA). MediaSphere DTA allows cable operators -- using full or partial analog infrastructure -- to deliver advanced digital services and additional channel packages in order to attract a larger audience and increase revenue.

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