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GlobeCast Invests in HD Upgrades in the U.S.

Sunday, June 1, 2008  
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Content management and delivery company GlobeCast has upgraded its High Definition (HD) infrastructure and formed strategic alliances in the Americas in response to growing demand for the distribution and contribution of HD content between America and the rest of the world.

Building on its HD fiber upgrade in 2007, GlobeCast has completed the next phase of its American HD strategy with the installation of new state-of-the-art encoding and converting equipment at its broadcast center in Culver City, California.

Using gear that includes MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 HD decoders as well as the Snell & Wilcox Alchemist Ph.C HD standards converter with motion compensation, GlobeCast can receive and process HD signals into any international format. GlobeCast can also down convert to Standard Definition (SD) and deliver the signal worldwide using a combination of MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 HD/SD compression.

In addition to providing cost-effective MPEG-4 compression for a more streamlined bandwidth use, GlobeCast now also offers advanced modulation standards such as DVB-S2 to maximize capacity. Interconnection to GlobeCast’s fiber POPs and twelve teleports on five continents ensures seamless delivery of more HD content then ever before.

The next stage of GlobeCast America’s HD investment will be the upgrade of its playout facility in Sunrise, FL to offer HD playout and origination. This latest upgrade will mean that all GlobeCast’s facilities in the U.S.A will be fully HD capable.

GlobeCast has been performing distribution and contribution services for a number of international broadcasters in HD for several years. Current U.S. HD clients include World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and Point 360.

GlobeCast, a subsidiary of France Telecom, is a leading global provider of content management and worldwide transmission services for professional broadcast delivery. The company operates 12 teleports and technical operations centers, and maintains 17 offices in Europe, North and Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australia.

The company operates a secure global satellite and fiber network to manage and transport 10 million hours of video and other rich media each year, providing ingest, aggregation, transmission and repurposing of content for delivery to direct-to-home satellite platforms; cable, IPTV, mobile and broadband headends; as well as corporate and digital signage networks. GlobeCast’s fleet of SNG trucks is deployed globally to support coverage of the biggest news and sporting events each year in SD and HDTV formats.

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