The Africa Channel taps Globecast for playout services

US-based The Africa Channel has tapped Globecast to provide domestic media management, playout and distribution services for the network.

The Africa Channel is currently distributed on major US cable platforms and Globecast has replaced the two former satellite feeds – one SD and one HD – with a single HD feed.

“Globecast has really understood our requirements and delivered a solution that meets our need to operate efficiently, but continue to serve all our affiliates, whether they transmit in SD and HD. It was also important to have a partner with a combination of technical expertise and local knowledge on the ground,” said Ricardo Springer, VP of operations and post-production at The Africa Channel.

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