GlobeCast Completes Move of Technical Facilities to HBO Latin America in Sunrise, Florida
New York and Miami, 13 February 2007– GlobeCast announced today that it has successfully moved its South Florida channel origination and MCR (Master Control Room) operations to newly leased technical facilities at HBO Latin America Group SM (HBO LAG) in Sunrise, FL. HBO and GlobeCast operations will run completely independent of each other.
To inaugurate GlobeCast’s new home in Sunrise, the company has announced that will host an Open House Facility Tour and Lunch in conjunction with HBO Latin America on March 13 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., allowing broadcasters an opportunity to visit GlobeCast’s installations and meet with key technical and management personnel. Interested broadcasters should visit www.globecast.com or call 1 212 373 5140 for details.
GlobeCast’s move to HBO LAG follows an announcement in 2006 that the global service provider would permanently close its Hialeah, FL teleport. This resulted in the migration of the company’s NOC (Network Operations Center), TOC (Technical Operations Center) and IPTV headend from Florida to GlobeCast’s principal teleport and digital broadcast center in Los Angeles; and the migration of the company’s Latin American gateway capabilities, including program origination, MCR, and AMC1 and NSS806 satellite platforms to co-located facilities at HBO LAG.
From Sunrise, GlobeCast will facilitate origination for multiple channels, including Latin Television (LTV), Wizebuys TV and Clase, among others. GlobeCast will also operate connectivity to its global fiber network from Sunrise, which will inter-connect customers to GlobeCast worldwide network of teleports and satellite distribution platforms.
HBO Latin America Group SM is the leader in PAY-TV service throughout the Latin American Hemisphere. GlobeCast America and HBO LAG signed their co-location lease agreement in June 2006. HBO LAG built its facilities in Sunrise, Florida in 1999 to run post-production, technical quality control, film library management, subtitling, master control, origination and satellite transmission services for its channels. This agreement includes the leasing of technology space, office space and facility support while continuing to allow HBO LAG and GlobeCast to run their operations completely independently. The relationship also includes access to studio space and network contingency back-up operations.