GlobeCast plays role in beIN sport technical facilities
GlobeCast was chosen this month for one of the biggest moments in French television this year: the launch in France of new sport channels beIN Sport 1 and beIN Sport 2. GlobeCast built a comprehensive solution for the channels, including coordinating the various satellite capacities, providing fibre contribution links, and running an IPTV headend for the channels’ distribution.
BeIN Sport 1 was launched on June 1 and beIN Sport 2 will launch at the end of July. GlobeCast is helping deliver SD and HD versions of the networks to 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 headend 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 simul-crypt encryption solution, allowing 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.