May 31

Asia prepares for the World Cup

As Asian broadcasters prepare for football’s World Cup in South Africa, service providers are gearing up for a hectic time.

GlobeCast is among the leaders with a big global effort to deliver the broadcast around the world including to broadcasters in Asia. The month-long tournament kicks off on 11 June.

“We are receiving lots of orders from Asian broadcasters, with many of them being ABU members. Our GlobeCast Bookings centre in Singapore is working around the clock with our global offices in servicing the Asian networks,” said Ashish Pradhan, Head of Contribution Services, GlobeCast Asia.

Major broadcasters will be receiving satellite and fibre connectivity from the global event from GlobeCast. Its Asian broadcast customers include Softbank (Japan), Korea Telecom, KBS (Korea), MBC (Korea), TV Asahi (Japan), Fox Australia, RCTI (Indonesia) and a major Chinese broadcaster, among others.

“We are in deep into World Cup fever, with all our attention focused on the delivery of the exciting game.”

GlobeCast is engaged worldwide – with GlobeCast’s South Africa office leading the quest with major support from its London and Asia offices.

For rights holding broadcasters, GlobeCast has dedicated HD and SD uplink and downlink paths to and from the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) satellite dish farm in Johannesburg, for end-to-end delivery of the matches and associated content.

Outside the IBC, GlobeCast is offering an array of services including HD and SD SNG trucks and flyaways, fibre links, studios, camera crews and playout via satellite and fibre.

Source: http://www.abu.org.my/abu/index.cfm

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