Cable Technology Feature Article
GlobeCast Intros New App for MyGlobeTV Service in the US
By Jyothi Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor
GlobeCast is a direct-to-home provider of free-to-air and Nagravision (News - Alert)-encrypted ethnic television and audio channels. It broadcasts the Tour de France, covering the bike race from beginning to end and included on-site production and live HD satellite transmission for the entire race. The company recently introduced a new application that will enable its customers to get access to its MyGlobeTV service from any Internet-connected device.
Currently used in United States, MyGlobeTV is a consumer television service bouquet that brings international and genre-based audiovisual content directly to subscribers. This service is an OTT offering, backed with closed-network, and encrypted Internet Protocol (IP) that helps bring television and radio content directly to a subscriber's home or mobile device.
MyGlobeTV can now be accessed from variety of devices, including iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and iPad mini, as well as all smartphones and tablets from Samsung (Galaxy line), HTC, Motorola and ASUS using Apple (News - Alert) AirPlay.
"Television today is being consumed on all devices - it's time for international content to catch up," said Lisa Coelho, CEO of GlobeCast Americas, in a statement. "Whether viewers are Nollywood fans, martial arts enthusiasts, enjoy fashion, or are simply avid followers of international television, MyGlobeTV now allows them to enjoy their passion for this content anywhere."
The app also supports main browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Chrome and comes with enhanced features of traditional pay-TV platforms, including an advanced electronic programming guide (EPG) that can be read while watching programs, as well as the ability to pause live TV for up to two hours.
Users can also utilize this app in a multilanguage interface that includes English, French, Portuguese and Romanian, as well as HDMI output capabilities.
Users are allowed to register up to eight devices per account and can view content simultaneously on two devices. Data usage can also be controlled using high-speed and low-speed modes.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey