BBC Worldwide (BBCW) has entered into a long-term partnership with Globecast to provide content preparation, playout and distribution services for up to 30 channels globally.
Globecast will be the primary technical partner for these services, handling channels that were previously supported by multiple service providers across multiple regions. Moving the whole operation to a single service provider means a more cost-effective, flexible and efficient playout and distribution workflow than would have been possible with the current multitude of separate providers, according to Globecast.
BBCW is taking advantage of Globecast’s newly-announced Media Factory, a unified, converged workflow to prepare and playout content. It provides a dedicated web portal enabling more efficient and secure orchestration of content preparation by the broadcaster, Globecast and selected partners. The web portal will allow BBCW to track the progress of content through the workflow, providing a live service health dashboard for playout and global channel distribution.
“This major partnership with BBC Worldwide is testament to both the power of our distribution services and our highly evolved media management capabilities,” said Globecast CEO Olivier Barberot (pictured). “We are very proud that they have chosen to extend the relationship between our two companies in such a comprehensive way.”