GlobeCast, a global content management and delivery company, has been chosen by France TelecomÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s IPTV arm MaLigne TV for technical management of the French operatorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s newest IPTV bouquet, Le Bouquet TV, beginning with its launch on 1 February.
From its technical operations center in central Paris, GlobeCast will be responsible for aggregating and managing Le Bouquet TV, which will offer thirty general and thematic channels. GlobeCast’s solution for France Telecom includes satellite downlink of the channels, MPEG-4 encoding, multiplexing, IP encapsulation and 24×7 supervision. GlobeCast will also create two mosaic index screens to provide viewers with an overview of all channels simultaneously. The finished bouquet will be distributed by MaLigne TV to its subscribers via France TelecomÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s broadband Internet network.
The MaLigne TV service, which delivers television content over the subscriberÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s broadband Internet connection directly to the TV set, also offers premium bouquets through TPS and Canal+ Group, as well as Video-on-Demand.
GlobeCast, a France Telecom subsidiary, has been working on projects with MaLigne TV since the service launched in 2003. Most recently, GlobeCast collaborated with the IPTV provider to aggregate and manage an interactive TV bouquet during the French Tennis Open in the Spring of 2005.