Advanced Television

GlobeCast adds Rome teleport

September 5, 2011

By Chris Forrester

GlobeCast has added the Tecnopolo Tiburtino technical facility and Earth Station to its list of uplink assets. Tecnopolo replaces GlobeCast’s previous facility in the region. Commercial terms were not revealed.

GlobeCast’s new teleport will offer content management and distribution services via satellite and fiber — notably addressing the growing DTH and DTT markets in the region — as well as contribution, ad-hoc services, and corporate applications.

Based in the newly developed area of Tecnopolo Tiburtino, the new teleport is fully connected to GlobeCast’s GCBN worldwide fiber backbone and houses one of Rome’s two points of presence on this network. The teleport offers a master control room entirely staffed 24/7 with satellite and fiber operations specialists, and boasts direct fiber connectivity with major Italian broadcasters and content providers including RAI, Mediaset, Sky Italia, Gruppo l’Espresso, RTL 102.5, Telepace, FOX, and Supertennis.

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