Globecast teams up with PSSI Global Services

Media services provider Globecast has teamed up with  PSSI Global Services, a provider of event, transmission and connectivity solutions, to enhance media distribution and contribution services for its customers, including global distribution of news and sporting events, US teleport backup services, and expanded international programming in the US.

As part of the deal, Globecast has acquired the Galaxy 19 international channel business from PSSI, which includes three Ku-band satellite transponders and associated customers. This arrangement augments Globecast’s existing Galaxy 19 suite of customers and increases its commitment to the international channel market by 60%, according to the company.

PSSI’s international teleport will work with Globecast to provide services to the Galaxy 19 customer community as part of this project.

Globecast will also utilise PSSI’s international teleport and industry- fleet of SNG vehicles.

Globecast and PSSI previously worked together on the distribution of live events produced by PSSI/Strategic Television.

The Galaxy 19 deal closed in July, with PSSI’s International teleport continuing to provide operational support to customers and Globecast, while Globecast’s Culver City Media Center will now support PSSI’s International Teleport with additional products and services.

“We’ve worked with Globecast a great deal over the years and when it came to looking at altering the emphasis of our business, expanding and solidifying this relationship made perfect sense for both companies. We are already seeing the benefits,” said Robert Lamb, CEO, PSSI.

Eddie Ferraro, Managing Director, the Americas, Globecast, said: “This is a great deal for both Globecast and PSSI. While we continue to expand our Galaxy 19 business, we are excited about the additional products andservices we can provide, building on our respective East and West  Coast presence. Our international contribution/distribution partnership is also delivering immediate customer benefits through formalizing our longstanding relationship.”

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