GlobeCast has built a new teleport and technical operations centre in Rome, offering content management and distribution services via satellite and fibre, writes David Fox.
Based in the newly developed area of Tecnopolo Tiburtino, the new teleport is fully connected to GlobeCast's GCBN worldwide fibre backbone and houses one of Rome's two points of presence on this network. The teleport offers a master control room staffed 24/7 with satellite and fibre operations specialists, and boasts direct fibre connectivity with major Italian broadcasters and content providers including RAI, Mediaset, Sky Italia, Gruppo l'Espresso, RTL 102.5, Telepace, Fox, and Supertennis.
Uplink, downlink, and turnaround services are already available in Ku-band from the facility, with C-band available on request. Among the range of services offered by GlobeCast Italy are fibre connectivity; MCPC platform services; SNGs and flyaways; playout and content management; MCR and satellite monitoring; and disaster recovery and backup.
GlobeCast is moving to the new facility in response to, and in anticipation of, broadcast clients' demands for end-to-end services in Italy, from audiovisual content management to worldwide delivery by satellite and fibre.
Tecnopolo Tiburtino, which is located close to major players from the satellite, electronics, and aerospace industries, is a fully-connected, highly-secure location with access by road to several of Italy's major highways.