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Global media solutions provider Globecast has announced a partnership with event, transmission and connectivity solutions firm PSSI Global Services to enhance media distribution and contribution services for its customers.
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The deal encompasses global distribution of news and sporting events, US teleport backup services, and expanded international programming in the US. It also sees Globecast acquire the Galaxy 19 international channel business from PSSI, which includes three Ku-band satellite transponders and associated customers. This augments Globecast’s existing Galaxy 19 suite of customers and increases Globecast’s commitment to the international channel market by 60%. PSSI’s international teleport will work with Globecast to provide services to the Galaxy 19 customer community as part of this project.

Globecast and PSSI previously worked together on the distribution of live events produced by PSSI/Strategic Television. This new deal will expand the international distribution opportunities for both companies and fwill also aim to enhance services for customers needing international contribution and distribution of news and sporting events. Globecast will utilise PSSI’s international teleport and PSSI’s fleet of SNG vehicles.

The Galaxy 19 deal closed in July, with PSSI’s International teleport continuing to provide operational support to customers and Globecast, while Globecast’s Culver City media centre will now support PSSI’s international teleport with additional products and services.

“This is a great deal for both Globecast and PSSI,” commented Eddie Ferraro, managing director, the Americas, Globecast. “While we continue to expand our Galaxy 19 business, we are excited about the additional products and services we can provide, building on our respective East and West Coast presence. Our international contribution/distribution partnership is also delivering immediate customer benefits through formalising our longstanding relationship.”

“We’ve worked with Globecast a great deal over the years and when it came to looking at altering the emphasis of our business, expanding and solidifying this relationship made perfect sense for both companies,” added PSSI CEO Robert Lamb. “We are already seeing the benefits.”