Under its DR plan, Globecast Americas is providing continuous channel origination services using its 24/7 server-based playout system and associated storage, controlled by advanced automation technology. This end-to-end service includes content aggregation and tracking, playout and distribution including 24/7 monitoring and long-term content storage.
Globecast’s DR service includes the encoding and transmission for both channels in the event of a failure. This entails encoding for MPEG-4 HD and DVB-S2 satellite transmission to Crown’s transponder on the AMC-11 satellite.
Crown’s disaster recovery plan is being serviced by Globecast’s Media Center in Los Angeles. The Center boasts the company’s sophisticated Media Factory technology, which manages ingest, media logistics, transcoding, and order/schedule management for linear and VOD content to satellite, fiber, cable headends, CDN, IP and OTT. It features state-of-the-art technology from leading providers centred on the Evertz Mediator platform.
Eddie Ferraro, Managing Director at Globecast Americas commented, “In today’s competitive viewing landscape, automated channel redundancy is a crucial factor for broadcasters because being off-air for even a few seconds is catastrophic. By entrusting Globecast, Crown Media can go to air with a greater sense of confidence knowing that a proper backup plan is in place. This project illustrates our unique position in safeguarding against failures and delivering the high calibre playout and automation solutions that our customers expect.”