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TANDBERG Television to supply GlobeCast with broadcast equipment for Olympic coverage

Satellite services company GlobeCast has chosen TANDBERG Television, a provider of open solutions for digital broadcasting and broadband, as its broadcast equipment provider of choice for this summer's Olympic Games in Athens.

A host of TANDBERG Television's latest equipment, including multiplexers, MPEG-2 encoders, modulators and network adapters, will be at the heart of GlobeCast 's compression and satellite/fiber distribution services for the duration of the games.

GlobeCast, a subsidiary of France Telecom, operates a global network of satellite distribution platforms for broadcast and advanced content delivery.

Most of the TANDBERG equipment will reside in the International Broadcast Center (IBC), which will be used as a base by rights holders from around the world, including TV Globo and ATV Hong Kong, who have already been signed up by GlobeCast.

Feeds taken from around Athens will be distributed to broadcast platforms all over the world via TANDBERG Television equipment. TANDBERG Television technology will also be used at GlobeCast's broadcast area -Athens Broadcast Services- which will assemble an all-digital MCR, playout, connectivity, C and Ku-band satellite transmission, as well as production edit suites, offices and work space with ancillary services to serve the requirements of non-rights holders and other broadcasters.

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