GAC Media’s channels rely on Globecast’s cloud playout and satellite distribution services

Globecast has recently announced that GAC (Great American Country) Media has chosen its cloud playout services, along with satellite distribution, to support both networks: to GAC Family and GAC Living channels. Both channels were launched in September 2021 and both are focused in American culture, lifestyle and heritage.

The agreement includes storage controlled by automation with video and audio monitoring facilities, terrestrial interconnect, satellite transmission, and encoding for streaming services. Both channels are being broadcast in HD and 24/7 monitoring is taking place at Globecast’s Culver City location.

Globecast is currently receiving content for both channels via internal cloud and accelerated data transport technology with GAC Media schedules sent via the same technology. All content is checked and monitored to ensure it is technically correct. Globecast is uplinking the GAC Living channel to the SES-1 satellite in MPEG-4 HD format and is compressing the GAC Family channel’s signal for IP transport via fiber. Graphics such as logos and advanced branding are stored in the cloud and controlled via automation.

Kevin Brown, Chief Information Officer at GAC Media, said, “GAC Media is pleased to be expanding our partnership with Globecast, who consistently provides industry leading service and support. The company’s cloud playout capabilities allowed GAC to get two all-new channels to air quickly and efficiently and will provide us with great flexibility going forward.”

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