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March 20th, 2018

Globecast and CBTV Combine Expertise to Launch New Transport Platform

Globecast has engaged in a technology partnership with CBTV for the launch of a groundbreaking new transport platform.

This allows media, event producers and content providers to deliver streaming, file transfers, WiFi, 4K, 8K, and 360-degree live content using native IP-based satellite transmission from remote locations — moving beyond traditional broadcast formats and video workflows while creating advanced alternatives.

The partnership between CBTV and Globecast provides high-availability bandwidth and highly efficient satellite capacity in areas where connectivity is limited, damaged, non-existent, or cost prohibitive. Customers can use the service for a variety of IP-based workflows including: high-bandwidth moving picture content; file transfers; communications redundancy; and IT services between remote sites and home locations — often reaching beyond existing infrastructure and facilities.

CBTV is a leading provider of news/special event remote connectivity via satellite, specializing in Internet protocol networked transmissions. CBTV has supplied RF/modem modulation, IP switching, and routing equipment to Globecast’s Culver City Media Center, forming a centralized media hub and worldwide backbone for customers using the platform.

Chris Borghesani, Owner/Director of CBTV, said that when searching for a technology partner, it was apparent that Globecast had the global reach and flexible solutions necessary for this platform to work. Together, customers can now be offered a combined toolbox of conventional and new media workflows that uses native IP and high-power satellite transmission.

Tim Jackson, SVP, Sales and Marketing at Globecast Americas, added that CBTV is a true innovator when it comes to live events. When IP technology is combined with the company's Media Centers, the result is a flexible, wide-scale platform that allows individual customers to choose how they use the available connectivity — whether it’s for just a few minutes of HD video or for connectivity to their local LAN. This new offering means the breadth and depth of how content is distributed has been expanded.