GlobeCast Expands Use of Net Insight Tech for World Cup

Net Insight has received new orders from GlobeCast for expansion of its media contribution network and for handling GlobeCast’s services for 2010 FIFA World Cup. GlobeCast, a subsidiary of France Telecom, operates a secure global satellite and fibre network to manage and transport 10 million hours of video and other rich media each year. The fibre network is based on Net Insight’s Nimbra platform and interconnects more than 20 major sites in Europe, Asia,  Africa, Australia, North and South America.
GlobeCast will now further expand its use of the Nimbra platform by implementing a major media network for one of Europe’s leading TV companies. The network will handle a large amount of uncompressed and compressed video channels using both HD-SDI, SD-SDI, ASI and Ethernet.
GlobeCast has also ordered new Nimbra nodes to be installed for the contribution links from the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa to its existing and new customers.
“Net Insight is delighted to be able to successfully support GlobeCast in winning new business,” says Fredrik Trägårdh, CEO of Net Insight. “The Nimbra platform offers the most efficient and flexible contribution and distribution platform on the market and once again we are chosen as transport for our customer’s mission critical services like the FIFA World Cup.”

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