Tuesday, October 3, 2006

GlobeCast WorldTV Supply Verizon FiOS with International TV Content

France Telecom's GlobeCast subsidiary will supply international television content for Verizon's FiOS TV and broadband platforms. GlobeCast WorldTV will initially furnish Verizon with signal transport and licensing rights for up to 37 top tier international channels in 18 languages from Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. In addition to the 37 channels initially available to Verizon, GlobeCast WorldTV has plans to provide Verizon with access to another 40 channels during 2007. The agreement allows Verizon to make GlobeCast WorldTV programming available to consumers on both a linear and VOD distribution basis, thereby positioning Verizon to have one of the largest multicultural video offerings in the US.

GlobeCast WorldTV is currently broadcasting 206 global television and radio brands from 42 countries in 35 languages via direct-to-home satellite, cable, IPTV, broadband and mobile platforms.


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