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In Demand Picks Globecast for Disaster Recovery Services

Globecast said it has inked a deal to provide In Demand with fiber and uplink disaster recovery services that include playout and PPV services for In Demand’s live content and event channels.

In Demand, co-owned by Charter Communications, Cox Communications and Comcast, distributes major PPV events and out-of-market sports packages such as MLB Extra Innings, NBA League Pass and NHL Center Ice.

Under the deal, Globecast will provide continuous channel origination and uplink services of select PPV channels for AMC-11/3 and SES-3/13 satellite transponders, as well as terrestrial connectivity of three multiplexes from In Demand’s primary origination facility for uplink to AMC-11/3, SES-3/8 and SES-3/13 satellites. 

They said the plan originates from Globecast’s Media Center in Los Angeles, which uses a Media Factory technology that manages ingest, media logistics, transcoding, and order/schedule management for linear and VOD content to satellite, fiber, cable headends, CDN, IP and OTT distribution points.

“The combination of its Media Factory solution, cable satellite distribution and extensive fiber network infrastructure was the best fit for our disaster recovery needs,” John Vartanian, In Demand’s CTO, said in statement. “We are confident that Globecast is the ideal back-up service to safely automate and manage our PPV channels if the need arises."