Globecast Australia to Provide LiveU Solutions to Continent

Globecast Australia will provide the exclusive Australian gateway for the LiveU mobile bandwidth content delivery solution.

With networks demand for live content to meet the end-consumers voracious appetite for immediate delivery to multi-screen devices, Globecast Australia will house LiveU technology to service this demand, by providing a common cellular delivery option for camera operators using bonded bandwidth.

“Globecast Australia is proud to be the dominant hub for local and global satellite and fibre content delivery,” says Simon Farnsworth, CEO of Globecast Australia. “With the addition of LiveU, we now have a quick ‘to site’ solution to aid speed and cost effectiveness for both television and business broadcasts.  More importantly, with the recent launch of Globestream as an encoding and streaming service, we now have a new contribution path providing yet another end to end solution.”

Working with OnAir Solutions, Globecast Australia has installed the necessary LiveU server and bandwidth infrastructure at its Broadcast Centre to facilitate delivery from mobile LiveU units for on-pass to local and global broadcasters and businesses, via Globecast Australia’s extensive satellite and fibre network. Globecast Australia will provide the required link for all LiveU Connect enabled product units, with Globecast Australia also hiring LiveU units as required by clients.

“This project has been on the drawing board for well over a year,” says Chris Dredge, General Manager, OnAir Solutions. “To make it really worthwhile we needed to have the Server in the right location. To be able to partner with Globecast Australia instantly makes LiveU, Australia’s most used cellular contribution technology, easily linked to almost all broadcasters both locally and internationally. For the first time in Australia, Camera Operators can choose a common cellular technology for news and event contribution.”

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