GlobeCast World TV

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GlobeCast World TV
Type Division of Globecast
Industry Telecommunications
Headquarters New York City, United States
Area served United States
Products Direct-broadcast satellite
Owner(s) Globecast
Parent Orange S.A.
Website www.globecastwtv.com

GlobeCast World TV is a direct-to-home provider of free-to-air and Nagravision-encrypted ethnic television and audio channels via the Galaxy 19 satellite received in North America. GlobeCast World TV is a service by Globecast, a subsidiary of Orange S.A. .

In North America, the satellite broadcasts dozens of Arabic and Asian channels.

In Europe, the GlobeCast World TV service was officially launched in June 2007, but was discontinued in 2008. It was received via Intelsat 905 satellite and was providing a bouquet of ethnic TV channels from India and Pakistan.

Also, in 2012 and 2013, Globecast operated MyGlobeTV, a set of Internet-delivered pay-TV ethnic packages to connected devices: Netgem Internet set-top-box, iOS and Android devices.

Reception equipment[edit]

Free-to-air channels on Galaxy 19 can be received in most parts of the United States, including Hawaii and southern Canada with a 75 cm (30") diameter dish and any MPEG-2 DVB compliant free-to-air receiver; receivers for the Glorystar system, which also uses Galaxy 19, can also tune in the FTA channels if the viewer scans the channels manually.

In converse, Glorystar channels, as well as other FTA channels on Galaxy 19, can be tuned with a GlobeCast receiver, if one knows the specific details, such as frequency, symbol rate, and polarization, obtainable from sources such as Lyngsat. However, it is recommended that GlobeCast Customer Support is contacted first, to avoid possible loss of channels or service issues.

For pay channels, GlobeCast provided subscribers with GlobeCast WorldTV-labeled DVB-S receivers.

Between 2006 and 2009, GlobeCast provided receivers of model SE830 made by Taiwanese company Eastern Electronics Co., Ltd.

From 2009, GlobeCast also provided receivers of model Arion AF-2500 made by a Korean company Arion Technology Inc.

From 2011, GlobeCast also provided receivers with built-in Digital Video Recorder, model ZDS-801N, made by Zinwell.

In 2012, Globecast also began launching a direct to home alternative to satellite distribution through an OTT IPTV service called MyGlobeTV using the NetGem N8200 set top box.[1][2][3] The MyGlobeTV service was discontinued In December 2013. [4]

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