July 23, 2015
By Puteri Nur Emilia Bte Samian
Paris − Globecast has been selected by Quran Hidayah International Network to provide a comprehensive suite of playout and distribution services for its launch of 40 channels around the world.
Quran Hidayah is based on readings of The Noble Quran in multiple languages, the largest network to broadcast the Noble Quran with 40 channels in total (across 30 languages) being distributed by Globecast. Digital Media has been working with Quran Hidayah International Network to create these channels, providing a wide range of production services.
Globecast hosts Digital Media’s state-of-the-art playout platform and provides the services around that to manage the playout servers. Digital Media is managing the content and uploading it using remote playout capabilities. For operators this means they can upload the content remotely, using a simple web-based scheduling app, organising the playlist via that application.
Globecast is also providing encoding and multiplexing and, of course, fibre and satellite distribution. The encoded signals are distributed globally on six satellites, with fibre distribution to the various uplink sites. The channels are distributed on: AsiaSat5 (uplinked from Amman, Jordan); Arabsat5C (uplinked from Amman, Jordan); Palapa1D (uplinked from Jakarta, Indonesia); Galaxy19 (uplinked from Culver City, Los Angeles); HotBird (uplinked from Paris, France); Hispasat1C (uplinked from Madrid, Spain).