Satnews Daily
September 9th, 2014

Globecast Australia Succeeds... Goes Over The Top By Delivering Over The Top (SatBroadcasting™)

[SatNews] ...has developed a DVB – S2 based hybrid IP set-top box, for customers to view satellite and IP services on the one device... 

Globecast Australia has launched a new broadcast services Internet delivery platform, providing Over the Top (OTT) video streaming services of broadcast channels and video on demand (VOD) via the Internet.

International Fibre Network

As part of the international Globecast Group, and with a fiber network directly connecting Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Europe, Globecast Australia utilizes a video-centric fiber network that connects the world's leading media and business hubs.
Leveraging this extensive connectivity network, in combination with Globecast's satellite downlink capability, Globecast is able to offer customers cost-effective access to international content.
A natural extension of Globecast Australia's core business is the platform that:

  • is customer agnostic providing options to either offer services within a combined aggregated portal or a standalone branded offering.
  • will support all customer requirements with residential customers gaining access to the platform via a self-service portal and corporate customers through existing customer management systems.
  • is capable of providing both live streamed and VOD services in standard definition and high definition services with a variety of bit rates, compression formats and DRM.
  • caters for multiple devices, Apple iOS mobile phones and tablets, Android mobile phones and tablets, Windows PCs.

Globecast Australia has developed an innovative DVB – S2 based hybrid IP set-top box, allowing existing DTH satellite customers to view satellite and IP services on the one device.  This enables broadcasters to add additional niche channels, VOD and one-time special event content, cost effectively.

The platform is designed so that the broadcaster can transact with the consumer without Globecast Australia having to engage directly with the customer.
By design, the platform is modular, giving Globecast Australia customers access to a range of component services starting from content contribution, encoding/compression, CDN through to full platform services.
In making the announcement, Globecast Australia CEO Simon Farnsworth said: “Globecast Australia is committed to the innovation and deployment of emerging technologies for broadcast services. This OTT platform enables us to provide live streamed channels via the web to customers throughout the world.
Leveraging Globecast Australia’s extensive experience in the delivery of broadcast services, we have partnered with experienced "best of breed" technology partners Brightcove and Akamai to provide the most up-to-date and proven cloud based solutions.”
With the inaugural customer (Australian News Channel) already announced, Globecast Australia’s broadcast services platform is ready to provide OTT services to broadcasters and service providers worldwide.