The deal will see Globecast supply an end-to-end transport solution using its bespoke GCBN (fibre) connectivity from Euronews’ media facility in Lyon to a facility in Paris. From there, the channels will be delivered via the GCXN service to operators worldwide and are broadcast over satellite, cable, and IPTV to consumers across varying regions. Content — created as part of Euronews’ NEXT strategic program to empower its multi-cultural audience — will be delivered to around 60 affiliates and the eight channels are available in: English, French, Italian, German, Turkish, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Talking about the deal, Euronews chief operating officer Francois Schmitt said: “Our over-arching goal with this project is to reach a more multicultural audience and deliver universally appealing content. We already had six channels over satellite, and we knew that adding more channels this way would be expensive. After liaising with Globecast, it was very clear that their GCXN system would be the ideal technology for us. With it, we’re able to increase our channel count and reach a more diverse audience without increasing our costs.”
Added Globecast CTO Sylvain Merle, at says, “Our GCXN service is incredibly reliable for distributing content over the public internet, helping our customers cut down on the costs associated with using fibre or satellite. With GCXN, we offer 99.9% guaranteed reliability from Globecast’s facilities over the public internet to the customer reception device on their premises. GCXN significantly increases our service offering and allows an extra level of flexibility and cost-effectiveness.”