GlobeCast expands capacity over Russia

Media services provider GlobeCast has expanded its capacity over Russia by taking Ku-band capacity on the Yamal-201 satellite.

Uplinked from Moscow, and located at 90° East, GlobeCast’s platform on Yamal-201 will offer free-to-air or encrypted channels coverage from eastern Europe to the Pacific, and from northern China to Siberia. According to GlobeCast, the platform offers 90% penetration of cable operators and a potential reach of more than 16 million cable homes.