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Globecast Uses Internet To Deliver Multi-Language Content for Euronews

Globecast has expanded an existing relationship with Euronews to deliver broadcast-grade video content over the public internet for Euronews’ eight new tailor-made channels. Globecast is using its exclusive GCXN transport service, which manages the transport of broadcast and media services over the public Internet, which lowers costs while expanding flexibility.

Under this new deal, Globecast is supplying an end-to-end transport solution using its GCBN (fiber) connectivity from Euronews’ media facility in Lyon, France, to Globecast’s facility in Paris. From there, the channels are delivered via the GCXN service to operators worldwide and are broadcast over satellite, cable, and IPTV to consumers across varying regions. The content is delivered to around 60 affiliates and the eight channels are available in: English, French, Italian, German, Turkish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. They were created as part of Euronews’ NEXT strategic program to empower its multi-cultural audience.

Francois Schmitt, Chief Operating Officer at EuroNews said they wanted to reach a “more multicultural audience and deliver universally appealing content. We already had six channels over satellite, and we knew that adding more channels this way would be expensive. After liaising with Globecast, it was very clear that their GCXN system would be the ideal technology for us. With it, we’re able to increase our channel count and reach a more diverse audience without increasing our costs.”

Globecast’s GXCN transport service lets customers create and distribute content wherever they may be, faster and more cost effectively than using traditional fiber or satellite. To ensure reliability, a synchronous transmission is used for the exchanging of real-time video content. It optimizes buffering in order to retrieve only the missing packets. GCXN comes as a standalone service or as a complementary solution to satellite services. It can also be used for disaster recovery and monitoring of video services.

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