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GlobeCast signs Eutelsat deal for HD broadcasts

Broadcast services provider GlobeCast has signed a five-year contract with Eutelsat for a third transponder on its Eurobird 9A satellite, which will carry a full HD DVB-S2 platform.

The first clients on the platform include Eurosport and Fashion One. GlobeCast said its service includes content management, playout, and origination and encoding. Uplink to Eurobird 9A is possible from Paris from where connectivity to over 30 points-of-presence via GlobeCast’s five-continent fibre network is possible.