IBC 2016: Globecast launching new remote-production service, multi-tenant video headend solution
At IBC 2016, Globecast (Stand 1.A29) is launching a new remote production service, turning the concept of traditional supply of a “ready to broadcast” feed from venues on its head. Content owners will now be able to select from multiple “source feeds” at their own global locations, allowing them to create bespoke programming on their own production systems, and prepare their “ready to broadcast” feeds. Globecast is now putting in place the technology to provide efficient access to “source feeds” – directly from cameras and elsewhere – to international broadcasters at key Globecast Media Center handover points, with delivery in secure IP format.
Television, or more generally video content, is a key enabler for Telcos to reduce churn and attract new customers. But, satisfying consumer appetite for content choice and their expectations of a high quality, uninterrupted service can be challenging and costly. This often requires significant up-front investment – and operational skills can be hard to find. Globecast has developed a cost-effective multi-tenant video headend solution to allow any Telco, anywhere in the world, to deliver a video service to their subscribers. The solution reduces upfront investments, speeds time to market and maximises quality through provision as a supported, fully managed service.
Following the launch of Globecast VOD Logistics earlier in the year, Globecast has continued to increase its platform delivery reach with the volume of content distributed doubling in the past six months.
Globecast VOD Logistics makes creation and delivery of VOD packages simple, handling the complex and intricate requirements of each VOD platform. The company assembles and delivers VOD content packages with all the relevant metadata, languages, graphics, subtitles and promos in the technical formats demanded by VOD platforms globally.
Globecast manages an extensive and rapidly growing network of VOD platform affiliates, thus ensuring that customers can reach a global audience footprint quickly and efficiently.