Globecast, CBTV Announce Event-Based IP-Over-Satellite Transport Platform

Globecast announces a technology partnership with Santa Barbara, CA-based CBTV for the launch of a groundbreaking new transport platform. This allows media, event producers and content providers to deliver streaming, file transfers, WiFi, 4K, 8K, and 360-degree live content using native IP-based satellite transmission from remote locations.
The partnership between CBTV and Globecast provides high-availability bandwidth and satellite capacity in areas where connectivity is limited, damaged, non-existent, or cost prohibitive. Customers can use the service for a variety of IP-based workflows including high-bandwidth moving picture content, file transfers, communications redundancy and IT services between remote sites and home locations — often reaching beyond existing infrastructure and facilities.

“When searching for a technology partner, it was apparent that Globecast had the global reach and flexible solutions necessary for this platform to work,” Chris Borghesani, owner/director of CBTV says. “Together, we can now offer customers a combined toolbox of conventional and new media workflows that uses native IP and high-power satellite transmission, which is an evolution we are leading.”

“CBTV is a true innovator when it comes to live events. When you take IP technology and combine it with our Media Centers, the result is a flexible, wide-scale platform that allows individual customers to choose how they use the available connectivity — whether it’s for just a few minutes of HD video or for connectivity to their local LAN,” Tim Jackson, senior vice president, sales and marketing at Globecast Americas says. “This new offering means we’ve expanded the breadth and depth of how we distribute content, and we’re grateful to CBTV for their creative vision.”

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