Globecast launches international OTT platform

GlobeCast has launched a new over-the-top platform for international broadcasters in the Americas.

MyGlobeTV is a business-to-consumer TV bouquet that aims to bring international and genre-based content to subscribers. The platform uses closed-network, encrypted IP to deliver television and radio content to a MyGlobeTV set-top box. The box is a Netgem hybrid DVR that supports adaptive streaming and includes a 320GB hard drive with 450 hours of DVR capacity. The service supports video-on-demand, includes a Facebook app allowing viewers to navigate their account and also provides an antenna to enable local channel viewing.

The initial channel line-up will consist of Indonesian, Japanese, Malayalam and Romanian programming, and wil expand to include a wider variety of African, Asian, Australian, and European content.

“With MyGlobeTV, subscribers will be able to enjoy their favorite international channels using their existing broadband connection,” said Emma Brackett, vice-president of consumer products and services at GlobeCast. “At launch, content will be available on connected TVs via the MyGlobeTV set-top box. The deployment of a MyGlobeTV app will follow soon after to enable anytime-anywhere viewing on any connected device.”