Globecast impulses Stellar Network with multi-distribution service and a fully managed cloud playout
Globecast is boosting the newly created African American cultural linear TV and FAST channel from Central City Productions, The Stellar Network, with the launch and fully managed cloud playout and distribution of its services.
Chicago-based Central City Productions has a rich history in content creation, promotion and syndication for more than a half-century, with many of the shows becoming bedrock programming for African American audiences. The Stellar Network is a new linear and FAST channel – with associated VOD content also available – tapping into the company’s vast library of material as well as including a wide range of new programming.
Globecast has strenghten its already-established relationship with LA-based Network In A Box (NIAB) for handling the content preparation – programming, scheduling, traffic, quality control and delivery – for both the linear and FAST program services. Content is uploaded to Globecast’s AWS platform, and the company then handles the cloud playout, using Inetsat technology, and fiber distribution to MPVDs.
Globecast has also contracted LA-based MuxIP, experts in streaming channel preparation and playout, who also access Globecast’s cloud storage to pull together the FAST channel and associated VOD content. This is then supplied to streaming platform Xumo TV across smart TVs and its app.