Virgin Media taps Globecast for pop-up playout

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media has tapped media services provider Globecast to provide playout for its pop-up HD exercise channel Get Moving. Virgin Media initially launched the channel itself but then turned to Globecast for fully-managed playout of the service, which was targeted at lockdown-confined consumers looking for ways to exercise. Globecast is providing Cinergy-based playout […]

Globecast hires Chris Pulis as CTO for Americas

Solutions provider Globecast has hired Chris Pulis as its new chief technology officer (CTO) for the Americas, effective immediately.  Pulis joins with 25 years of experience in business and technology operations, most recently working as VP, product strategy, at digital technology consultancy Diamond in Los Angeles. He has also held senior positions at Deluxe Entertainment […]

ProSiebenSat.1 signs up Globecast for international licensing

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has signed on with solutions provider Globecast for the licensing of its ProSiebenSat.1 Welt German-language TV channel. Globecast will licence the channel exclusively in the US for MVPD, cable operator, OTT platform and IPTV distribution and non-exclusively in Central and South America, Australia, and New Zealand. Technical delivery of the signal is […]

Globecast appoints VO’s Madeleine as France sales director

Media vendor Globecast has hired Yann Madeleine as its director of sales for France. Sitting on the company’s executive committee, Madeleine will join the company on March 16 and replace François-Regis Grenot who has taken up a role in the Orange Group. Madeleine will be responsible for managing interactions with new and existing customers and […]

Globecast partners with Orby TV for pay-as-you-go satellite service

Globecast has signed a deal with pay-as-you-go satellite TV startup Orby TV to provide a range of turnkey broadcast media operational services.  Orby TV launched in the lower 48 US states in Spring 2019, with a mission statement to provide a high-quality and low-cost pay TV service with no contract and no internet required. This […]

MEASAT renews distribution deal with BBC Studios

MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd., (MEASAT), in partnership with Globecast, has announced a renewal of its contract with BBC Studios. This will see the company continue to distribute BBC channels across Asia via the MEASAT-3 satellite. The channels include nature-focused BBC Earth HD, preschool television from CBeebies HD, and BBC Lifestyle Asia – the broadcaster’s […]

Globecast promotes company vet Malhotra to managing director for Asia

Solutions provider Globecast has promoted Shakunt Malhotra to managing director Asia. Malhotra is a company veteran, having worked at Globecast for 18 years. He will lead operations across Asia and manage four key areas of focus: teleport services, media management services, channel operations and engineering and new technologies. Prior to this role, Malhotra was VP […]

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 […]

Globecast and Eutelsat launch new Hotbird platform with Deutsche Welle as first customer

International distribution firm Globecast has announced an extension of its partnership with Eutelsat Communications on the creation of a new Hotbird platform. Globecast says that the new platform is designed to “satisfy the growing move from SD to HD in the market”. “We’ve seen increasing demand for capacity across Europe from west to east as […]

Globecast taps Guzman for VP CAAD Americas role

Media distributor Globecast has appointed Berto Guzman as VP head of content acquisition aggregation and distribution (CAAD) for the Americas. In the role, which he takes immediately, Guzman is responsible for programmer partnerships and platform distribution to build upon the continued success of the company’s content business throughout the Americas. Guzman is well-established in the […]

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