Euronews taps Globecast for operations and distribution solutions

Multiplatform news provider Euronews has tapped media solutions provider Globecast to enhance its operations and distribution as it pushes forward with its digital-first strategy.

As part of the deal, Globecast has developed an end-to-end solution enabling the news experts to benefit from modern cloud capabilities with key processes automated.

Euronews which has a long-term partnership with Globecast, will benefit from ongoing full service management from the company. The project covers content production, playout and the distribution of 14 linear channels.

Globecast is also partnering with systems integrator ES Broadcast and is working with AWS via its cloud partnership. The company is integrating and then fully managing all linear services 24/7. The solution is composed of several SaaS partners’ technologies across video editing, scheduling and playout. Globecast is also integrating more specific tools to optimise the service portfolio.

Gregoire Courtois, sales director, distribution and media management, Globecast, said, “As more and more customers want to move to the cloud to take advantage of the inherent flexibility and scalability, we have significantly expanded our service proposition to reach across consulting, technology and service integration. Following those processes, we can now also provide fully or partially managed service operation, depending on each customer case. To do this, we are working closely with a powerful set of selected strategic partners to create the ultimate tool kit using proven, dynamic SaaS applications onboarded through, and hosted in, our CloudMediaHub infrastructure.”

Courtois added, “This is a state-of-the-art solution that realises the potential of what the cloud, combined with technical acumen in this area, can do. Removing CAPEX is central to this, alongside the dynamism the cloud brings, as evidenced by the easy way a service portfolio can be quickly re-optimised. This will allow Euronews to easily respond to evolving market situations. By outsourcing the integration and management of these services”.

Francois Schmitt, COO, Euronews, said, “Globecast very clearly explained the dramatic evolution of its cloud suite of services and as we enter the next stage of our development, the optimisation of our technical solutions was central to what we wanted to do.”

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