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The Box Plus Network hits up Globecast for distribution

Globecast takes feeds from the playout centre to Brookman’s Park to be uplinked to Astra 2G

The Box Plus Network has signed up Globecast in a multi-year UK DTH distribution deal.

The Bauer Media/Channel 4 joint venture, broadcasts music and entertainment channel 4Music and six music TV channels: The Box, Box Upfront, Box Hits,Kiss, Magic and Kerrang! 

The deal will enable Box Plus to optimise its transponder use on Astra 2G, taking advantage of the latest encoding capabilities and statistical multiplexing that Globecast offers.

Globecast takes the feeds from the playout centre, over fibre ultimately to Brookman’s Park to be uplinked to Astra 2G.

Juliet Bayliss, sales director, Globecast, said, “When discussing this with Box Plus, we highlighted the bandwidth efficiencies that using the latest encoding technology we deploy would create. We clearly showed that we could provide great quality while reducing bandwidth, thereby lowering costs. We are very pleased they recognised our technological prowess and business awareness.”

Anthony Lilleyman, COO of The Box Plus Network, said, “Globecast understood what we needed to accomplish and clearly demonstrated that we could achieve great quality while also increasing distribution efficiency. They have been a pleasure to work with and we look forward to a long and collaborative relationship.”