[Satnews] Globecomm announces it has been awarded its first streaming Internet Protocol TV (IPTV) services contract for a US Government organization who has deployed personnel in a large, multi-unit dwelling overseas. Parlaying its global terrestrial and satellite-based network, Globecomm will provide an end-to-end, fully managed solution that includes video services with fully-licensed television content, DVR, digital signage capabilities and distribution to over 2000 viewing points at a US Government facility.
Globecomm’s Programmed Video Solutions/TV (GPVS-TV) is an affordable and reliable service designed to cater to the viewing pleasures of US personnel deployed overseas who reside anywhere from small bases or camps to large multi-dwelling units. Deployed personnel can have the option of viewing over 100 channels of network TV, sports, news, premium channels and video-on-demand selections. The GPVS-TV technology solution is built on a multicast, IP-based backbone with dedicated secure private distribution to each end-user from a centralized hub or head-end system. Additional information is available here
The awarded contract for the initial GPVS-TV deployment will include:
- 70 Channel IPTV Head-End System
- Set-Top Boxes for 2000 viewing areas
- 40 Locally Acquired Channels
- 20 Premium Content Channels
- DVR Capabilities
- Integration to base/camp services such as digital signage
- On-Site Training and Support
- Announcement Channels
Fiber bandwidth and satellite services connectivity will also be supplied as part of the contract award. Services are scheduled for activation in the second quarter of calendar year 2016. Globecomm was awarded a base year contract with four option years.
Dwight Hunsicker, SVP & General Manager, Government Solutions, said, “Under this contract Globecomm will provide cost-effective real-time US-based entertainment, sports and news content to our deployed forces to offset the hardships of long deployments in remote regions of the world. By combining Globecomm’s global network with content from our distribution partners, Globecomm is utilizing best-in-class technology to deliver reliable services around the clock to our deployed customer base.”