New sport channels beIN Sport 1 and beIN Sport 2 have chosen GlobeCast for their launch in France.
GlobeCast built a comprehensive solution for the channels, including coordinating the various satellite capacities, providing fibre contribution links, and running an IPTV head end for the channels’ distribution. beIN Sport 1 and beIN Sport 2 are being delivered by GlobeCast in SD and HD and will reach satellite, cable and IPTV homes throughout France. The agreement involves terrestrial contribution links to bring content to the channels’ Paris-area control center, as well as distribution links from the IPTV head end at GlobeCast’s facility in central Paris to all the major French ISPs. GlobeCast also provides satellite distribution, handling the uplink of the channels and offering a simulcrypt encryption solution, which allows the client to directly monitor the quality of its feeds. BeIN Sport 1 and beIN Sport 2 are being distributed through GlobeCast on the Astra satellite operated by SES at 19.2ºE and through Eutelsat on Eutelsat Hotbird 13 and Eutelsat 5 West A. Pay TV operators in France will carry the channels. www.globecast.com