Dutch Broadcaster NOS Selects GlobeCast and Eutelsat Resources for SNG
PARIS, March 27, 2013
PARIS, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
GlobeCast and Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced
that they have signed a multi-year agreement with NOS, the Dutch broadcasting
network, for dedicated capacity on the EUTELSAT 12 West A satellite to meet
NOS's growing requirements for satellite news gathering (SNG).
The new contribution network will support NOS's planned upgrade to HD
operations for its SNG facilities and trucks by the end of 2013. It will also
increase the broadcasting resources mobilised by NOS to support news events in
2013 which promise to be highly active in the Netherlands; one high-profile
story being the coronation on April 30 of Prince Willem-Alexander.
"We're pleased that we are once again able to meet NOS's demanding
requirements for reliabilityand quality of service," said Alessandro Alquati,
Director of Contribution Services at GlobeCast. "We're looking forward to
working with Eutelsatto drive NOS's expanding and evolving SNG operation."
"Satellites remain a core technology for flexible and high-quality reporting
of news, sports and cultural events. We are delighted that the power and
coverage oftheEUTELSAT12west A satelliteare matching theexpectations of
the Netherlands'most experienced broadcaster and look forward to exciting
times in collaboration with GlobeCast," added Nick Daly, Managing Director,
Eutelsat UK Ltd.
TheNederlandse Omroep Stichting is a member of theNetherlands Public
Broadcastingsystem, providing news and sports programming for three Dutch
public television channels, the Dutch public radio service and their website
http://www.nos.nl . In the event of emergencies and/or a major breaking news
story breaking, the NOS assumes control of the public networks and co-operates
with the other members of the system to provide the coverage.
A subsidiary of France Telecom/Orange, GlobeCast is a leading provider of
media management and global content delivery services for broadcasters and
content creators. With a secure fiber and satellite network connected to
dozens of teleports, technical operations centers, and points-of-presence
worldwide, GlobeCast manages and transports millions of hours of video and
other rich media each year. An integrator of audiovisual technology and a full
service provider, GlobeCast works with all the actors in the audiovisual chain
from production companies to broadcasters, retail organizations, cinema
chains, and more. The company provides on-site service from major news and
sporting events for coverage in SD, HD, or even 3D. Present in Europe, the
Americas, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Australia, GlobeCast is also an
expert in international television markets, and works with new and established
broadcasters to reach and secure distribution with leading pay-TV operators
around the world.
About Eutelsat Communications (http://www.eutelsat.com)
Eutelsat Communications is the holding company of Eutelsat S.A. With capacity
commercialised on 30 satellites delivering reach of Europe, the Middle East,
Africa, Asia, significant parts of the Americas and the Asia-Pacific, Eutelsat
Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the
world's leading satellite operators. As of 31 December 2012 Eutelsat's
satellites were broadcasting almost 4,500 television channels to over 200
million cable and satellite homes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The
Group's satellites also provide a wide range of services for TV contribution,
corporate networks and fixed and mobile broadband markets. Headquartered in
Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ over 780 commercial, technical and
operational professionals from 30 countries.
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