iKO Media Group, a global end-to-end service provider for broadcasters and content owners, and M-Three Satcom, Broadcast & Media services division of Giglio Group S.p.A., have announced a new partnership to commonly pursue and promote Outside Broadcast services as well as provide Occasional Use services, over satellite and fibre optics networks.
Partners shall exploit their teleport infrastructures and fibre network, with a wide geographical reach, to provide uplink, downlink, turnaround and backhaul services. Thanks to a wide DSNG and OBVAN fleet which supports HD multicamera productions, to an H24 booking service and to a network of international partners, Companies shall be able to cover events originated from any source.
“Our strategic partners are an integral part of our business.” said Shmulik Koren, CEO of iKO Media Group. “Forging trust-based relationships with each of our partners is a critical goal for us in order to combine our knowledge and expertise to provide customers with the most effective solutions on the market. The joint venture with M-Three Satcom is a perfect example of this kind of synergy. ”
This new partnership combined with a wide geographical reach, will allow both companies to provide more effective uplink, downlink, turnaround and backhaul services thanks to a wide DSNG and OBVAN fleet which supports HD multicamera productions, to an H24 booking service and to a network of international partners. The combined extensive experience of iKO and M-Three in the global market allows them to offer global coverage and reach using the most sought after satellites and fiber connectivity to make sure content is smoothly delivered and within specific budgets.
The agreement also includes management and supply of Occasional Use capacity, with the utmost flexibility in terms of slots and prices, on an extensive choice of orbital positions, offering from 3 MHz to full transponder, with special packages for medium to long term events and dedicated technical assistance for service monitoring and support to the on-field technicians
Michele Magnifichi, Director of Giglio Group Broadcast&Media Division, said: “ We are delighted to extend our co-operation with iKOMG and to expand our international reach, with a broader set of services. Our partnership with iKOMG shall further expand our international presence and optimize our production capacity, hence stimulating further investment and deployment into innovative service areas”.