Outdoor Sport Channel to use Globecast for worldwide distribution to MVPDs
The Outdoor Sport Channel will use Globecast to distribute its HD and 4K content to multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) around the world after signing a multi-year partnership.
The deal includes the distribution of the linear channel and video-on-demand content on all platforms including CATV, DTH, IPTV, OTT and smart TVs for North America, South America, Europe, the Russian Federation, Asia-Pacific, and exclusively in the US.
Outdoor Sport Channel HD, based in the UK and Netherlands, is an international, 24-hour global sports television network featuring various outdoor, action, summer, winter sports and sports news.
Globecast is a preferred content provider to many US major MVPDs with direct and dedicated fibre feeds from its broadcast centre in Culver City.
Henk van Meer, the founder and chief executive of Outdoor Sport Channel said: “In order to further maximize our worldwide distribution, we teamed up with Globecast as they are the ideal partner to help us ‘go global’ because that is what they do best. Globecast understands today’s operator and TV audience needs and we are keen to market, offer, and sell our channel to each and any distributing operator on the planet with a long-term vision.”
Outdoor Sport Channel distributes its HD programming worldwide via CATV, DTH satellite, IPTV, OTT, broadcast over IP, VOD, and mobile platforms.
Berto Guzman, VP and head of content acquisition, aggregation and distribution for Globecast Americas added: “This distribution agreement demonstrates our value in delivering content to all types of operator platforms and our ability to partner with quality programmers to extend their reach to distributors globally. We’re eager to be working with Outdoor Sport Channel® to bring its exciting and unique international sports content to the world. It continues to affirm our successful approach to our CAAD business line.”