CCTV signs with GlobeCast for French language channel

Chinese broadcaster CCTV has chosen GlobeCast for its distribution to the European market of its French language channel CCTV-F.CCTV-F features news, tourism and educational programmes as well as Chinese performance art. Catered to an international audience, the programmes carry French subtitles with some news programmes hosted by French-speaking journalists.

GlobeCast receives CCTV-F’s signal at its technical operation facility in Paris, where it is encoded and multiplexed for uplink. GlobeCast is also providing monitoring services to CCTV-F.

CCTV’s choice of GlobeCast is ideal, as the channel will share a neighbourhood with leading international broadcasters such as France 24, Russia Today, Al Jazeera English and NHK World TV.

GlobeCast is a subsidiary of France Telecom, is the leading global provider of content management and worldwide transmission services for professional broadcast delivery. The company operates a secure global satellite and fibre network to manage and transport 10 million hours of video and other rich media each year, providing ingest, aggregation, transmission and repurposing of content for delivery to direct-to-home satellite platforms; cable, IPTV, mobile and broadband headends; as well as corporate and digital signage networks. GlobeCast’s fleet of SNG trucks deploys globally to support coverage of the biggest news and sporting events each year in SD and HDTV formats. Borders are non-existent when it comes to GlobeCast’s services, thanks to the company’s 12 teleports and technical operations centres as well as its 18 offices in Europe, North and Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australia.

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