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As it spearheads what it says will be a technological transformation of its operations and distribution, multiplatform news provider Euronews has selected broadcast, media and entertainment managed services platform provider Globecast as its technical partner.

Europe’s leading international news channel, Euronews is in the process of transforming its operations and distribution as it pushes forward with its successful digital-first strategy. The company already has a relationship with Globecast, with the latter providing a range of distribution services.

Having consulted closely with Euronews, Globecast has developed an end-to-end solution allowing the news experts to benefit from modern cloud capabilities with key processes automated. It will also offer ongoing full-service management in a project covering content production, playout and distribution of 14 linear channels.

“Across the lifespan of Euronews, we’re continually expanding and adding new services and operating these ourselves, said Euronews COO Francois Schmitt. “Globecast very clearly explained the dramatic evolution of its cloud suite of services and as we enter the next stage of our development, the optimisation of our technical solutions was central to what we wanted to do. We have developed great trust in Globecast, working with them for many years, and this is a natural extension of our relationship.”

Globecast regards the Euronews project as a clear validation of its recently announced full cloud strategy, benefitting both customers and SaaS providers via technology partnerships, technology integration and the provision of end-to-end, fully managed services. Globecast is partnering with systems integrator ES Broadcast and is working with AWS via its cloud partnership. The solution is composed of several SaaS partners’ technologies across video editing, scheduling and playout and then on across the company’s renowned distribution range of options.

“As more and more customers want to move to the cloud to take advantage of the inherent flexibility and scalability, we have significantly expanded our service proposition to reach across consulting, technology and service integration. Following those processes, we can now also provide fully or partially managed service operation, depending on each customer case, added Gregoire Courtois, sales director, distribution and media management, Globecast.

“Removing CAPEX is central to this, alongside the dynamism the cloud brings, as evidenced by the easy way a service portfolio can be quickly re-optimised. This will allow Euronews to easily respond to evolving market situations. By outsourcing the integration and management of these services, Euronews can concentrate on what it does best – creating great content.”