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About Gcast

Gulfsat Gcast facilities are located in various countries offering channel broadcasters either occasional use or as a longtime project on hire. Gcast turn-key solution addresses all the need the channel broadcaster requires under one platform. Our fiber connectivity and our global MPLS PoP(s) allows Gcast to carry and distribute your content anywhere you want. Gcast offers secure, flexible, and reliable distribution of audio and broadcast transmission over our DTH platforms.

Gcast provide a comprehensive service that covers the entire (SD) and (HD) transmission and distribution process from encoding, playout, multiplexing, uplinking satellite capacity to monitoring during transmission.

Our Target Market

Media & Channel Broadcaster

TV Broadcast

Uplink

Gulfsat operates space segment on different satellites and provides uplink services for broadcasting & re-broadcasting of TV channels. Our global fiber and satellite infrastructure has enabled us to deliver point-to-point connectivity for any Video/Audio/Data content with superior and unmatched quality.

Our point of presence footprint covers New York, London, Cyprus, Egypt, Jordan, KSA, Dubai, Bahrain, Kuwait and Singapore which expands the delivery of TV Channels through different teleports –over a cost effective platform.

Turnaround & Contribution

Gcast Turnaround and contribution service employs our global infrastructure (satellite and terrestrial) to transport video from the channel broadcaster studio/office to our TV uplink stations for onward distribution to DTH.

Gcast provides Satellite Contribution link over Ku-band and C band. Our intercontinental contribution link provides service using Ku-band on one transponder to cover the Middle East region and the C band to serve Africa and USA.

Playout

Gcast fully manages Television Playout services. The state of the art facility delivers superior technology and expertise required to run complete multi-channel bouquets which include live programs and studio feeds.

Our solutions offer end-to-end playout services for single and multiple channels with 24x7 monitoring capabilities using fully automated technology. Playout services are delivered in both, standard and HD, which are uplinked from different teleports with high level of redundancy.

Gcast offers FTP services for uploading the playlist schedules to our FTP/Video servers which are then dispatched to our uplink sites on redundant fiber, while being monitored on a 24x7 basis.

The Playout operation center is equipped with redundant power systems to operate continuously without service interruption. Gcast has proven record of quality control and trouble-free broadcasting since our TV services were launched.

Clients channels are monitored around the clock by our experienced technical team , with maximum efficiency, reliability and simplicity. Channels recorded from studios and playout facilities can be uplinked through our uplink stations and delivered straight to the audience.

Our multi transponder footprint assists customers to maximize bandwidth with minimum cost and allow channel programs to grow. (Ref: Coverage Maps).

SNG: Satellite News Gathering

Gcast satellite news gathering vehicle (SNG) is equipped with latest technology that enables broadcasters to transmit directly from events as they occur and keep their audiences updated in real-time

  • Quick Set-up
  • Carbon fiber antenna
  • Auto-acquisition controller for ease of operation
  • Interfaces with all types of RF electronics and services
  • Stabilizing legs create increased wind resistance quick set-up
  • Packaging options including cabin baggage soft case, backpack versions, and  rugged hard cases.

Video Backhauling

Gcast Video-Backhauling is hugely attractive to TV broadcasters who want to take advantage of the cost-effectiveness and flexibility of IP video transport while retaining the highest possible video quality for HD backhaul. Our solution is designed for real-time backhaul of professional video over IP networks. Our solutions also delivers broadcast-quality video at standard definition, high definition and uncompressed video speeds over internet or any public or private data networks.

Gcast video backhauling protects the video signals from severe network impairments, such as delay, jitter, and packet loss and preserve broadcast-quality video.

Gcast advanced Video solution guarantees the backhaul of high quality video in standard or high definition over our IP network.

Our wide area infrastructure enables broadcasters to transmit high-quality point to point, multipoint and multiplexed video around the globe.

Radio Broadcast

Marina FM, Kuwait’s private radio station, a subsidiary of United Networks started its broadcasting in 2005. The station was a major hit since its launch and could take the first place as the most enjoyable radio stations in Kuwait. Having witnessed a remarkable growth in the field of entertainment, Marina FM’s achievement is an ideal example to the media businesses in Kuwait, Gulf and the Middle East. Its content and presentation is at a level parallel to none other, than the famous American radio stations, such as the two global Z100 and KIIS FM.