Asia Television Forum/Singapore – GlobeCast announced at the opening of the Asia Television Forum the signing of several new clients and deals with broadcasters in Asia. From China to Asia and North America, GlobeCast has signed on Blue Ocean Network (BON), a new, independent and the first and only English-language news channel delivering North American and Asia-Pacific audiences comprehensive programming produced exclusively from, and about, China. GlobeCast picks up the channel’s signal from GlobeCast’s Hong Kong teleport where it then routes through the GlobeCast Backbone Network for uplink to the AsiaSat 3 and Galaxy-23 satellites for Asian and North American audiences. In addition, GlobeCast has also signed content licensing deals for BON, making the channel available on hotel platforms in Asia. From Philippines to Europe, GlobeCast will provide Eagle Broadcasting Corporation’s Net 25, a free-to-air infotainment and educational channel, with a complete content delivery solution comprising satellite downlink, standards conversion and fiber blackhaul via the GlobeCast Backbone Network to Paris for uplink to the Eurobird 9A satellite to DTH platforms in Europe. GlobeCast also announced the launch of a new Pakistani infotainment channel, Lights Asia on GlobeCast’s platform in which GlobeCast provides MPEG-4 compression, fiber backhaul to Hong Kong and capacity on the AsiaSat3 satellite to Asian markets with Pakistan as a main focus. On the Content Aggregation and Distribution (CAD) front, GlobeCast has secured carriage for Beijing-based Chinese Arts Channel, launching the channel onto DeTV (Malaysia)’s IPTV platform on 26 November. Separately, GlobeCast has also signed a carriage deal for Fashion One HD on Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN)’s bbTV and MCSCom’s Univision IPTV platforms in November, extending Fashion One HD’s reach to audiences in Hong Kong and Mongolia in addition to Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia. Other carriage deals signed by GlobeCast on MCSCom in Mongolia are for KBS World and YTN, slated to be launched in January 2010.