Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has been chosen by The Africa Channel to provide media management, playout and distribution services for its channel across the US from its Culver City, CA, Media Centre. US-based, The Africa Channel is currently distributed on major US cable platforms.
The Africa Channel is taking advantage of Globecast’s Media Centre in Culver City, and the company’s Media Factory cloud-based media processing platform, to build and playout its channel. The Africa Channel provides edited content, which is then ingested before Globecast carries out quality control and ad-insertion.
Ricardo Springer, VP of Operations & Post-Production at The Africa Channel, said, “Globecast has really understood our requirements, and delivered a solution that meets our need to operate efficiently, but continue to serve all our affiliates, whether they transmit in SD and HD. It was also important to have a partner with a combination of technical expertise and local knowledge on the ground.”