Abu Dhabi TV signs with GlobeCast

GlobeCast, a satellite transmission unit of France Telecom, has signed a long-term agreement with Abu Dhabi TV - the satellite channel of Emirates Media - to provide satellite delivery across Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia.

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By  Massoud Derhally Published  June 10, 2003

GlobeCast, a satellite transmission unit of France Telecom, has signed a long-term agreement with Abu Dhabi TV - the satellite channel of Emirates Media - to provide satellite delivery across Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia via seven digital direct-to-home (DTH) platforms operated by GlobeCast, according to a company statement.

Abu Dhabi TV will be carried on GlobeCast’s DTH platform: HOT BIRD for pan-European distribution, EUROBIRD to and Ireland and the UK, Telstar 5 platform over North America, Hispasat 1C to Latin America, NSS 7 to Africa, Intelsat 701 over Southeast Asia, and Optus B3 covering Australia and New Zealand.

“Our new agreement with Abu Dhabi TV is significant in that it encompasses global distribution across all of our major DTH satellite platforms,” said Christian Pinon, president and CEO of GlobeCast.

Five teleports, seven digital platforms and GlobeCast’s ATM fiber ring will be used to backhaul and transmit Abu Dhabi TV's signal across the globe.

GlobeCast is the world’s largest provider of satellite transmission and production services for professional broadcast, enterprise multimedia and internet content delivery.

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