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Globecast launches international satellite channel Belarus 24 HD

Free-to-air channel is available on Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD

Globecast has been chosen to launch new international satellite channel Belarus 24 HD.

The free-to-air channel is available on Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD satellite platform.

Belarus 24 is a Russian-language channel that offers a mix of political, social and cultural content, selected from the broadcaster’s national output. The launch of the HD variant is the first launch of an HD channel from a CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) country.

Globecast is providing a backup/redundant link from the Belarus 24 Moscow facility to Globecast’s hub in Paris via its GCXN solution. GCXN provides technical management of the transport of broadcast services over the public internet. GCXN can be used for primary and secondary distribution with broadcast-grade quality. It comes as a standalone service or as a complementary solution to satellite services.

“Given the success and reach of Belarus 24 in SD since 2005, we felt it was time for us to deliver this important content in HD so that we can bring a significantly enhanced viewing experience to our customers. We are very happy with our choice of Globecast and Eutelsat as the project has gone exceptionally smoothly,” said Aleksandr Martynenko, general director at Belarus 24.