GlobeCast to upgrade London playout center for increased mobile TV capability

GlobeCast will expand its playout center and master control room (MCR) in London, a move that will include the addition of a mobile and IPTV-capable multimedia center.

It decided to invest in the expansion of the London playout center and MCR in response to the demand created by the success of its existing playout center, launched last summer. The expansion is part of the company’s aim to offer video management and transport services across any type of platform, including direct-to-home satellite and cable, as well as new media platforms such as broadband, mobile and IPTV.

Along with mobile and IPTV capabilities, the new multimedia center will feature improvements in graphics and flexibility, enabling GlobeCast to offer clients customized packages for combining tapeless digital technology with more traditional formats. The upgrade also carves out a dedicated space to streamline workflows, allowing additional channels to be added more easily and quickly.

GlobeCast’s satellite and fiber network includes 12 teleports and technical centers on every continent except for Antarctica.

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