Satnews Daily
November 13th, 2009

GlobeCast POPs In — In Moscow (SatBroadcasting™)

GlobeCast + Strana channel logos GlobeCast has expanded its nexgen global fibre network with the opening of a new point-of-presence (POP) in Moscow. The Company has also signed new Russian TV channel STRANA as its first customer for the new link with a distribution and capacity deal to reach Pay TV (IPTV, DTH and Cable) platforms across Russia and Europe. The channel will be delivered from Moscow to Paris for uplink to HotBird via the new POP.

This latest addition to the network is part of GlobeCast’s ongoing expansion of its fibre and satellite connectivity and will greater connect this key region with points-of-presence in Asia, America, Africa and Europe. It will also allow GlobeCast to continue to differentiate its broadcast delivery service by offering a hybrid satellite and fibre solution. The STRANA channel, which was launched on HotBird on November 2nd, has taken advantage of this hybrid network with a combined fibre and satellite solution. GlobeCast receives the STRANA signal at its new Moscow POP before sending it via its international fibre network to Paris for uplink to the HotBird satellite. As well as fibre and satellite capacity, GlobeCast is providing STRANA with a 24 hour, 365 day a year, monitoring service across the entire network from its Master Control Room in Paris.