Globecast enhances channel monitoring with Actus

Aug 27, 2015, 05:00 ET from Actus Digital

TEL-AVIV, Israel, Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Actus Digital, a developer of web-based broadcast monitoring platforms for content analysis, media monitoring and cross-platform content repurposing, announced today that Globecast has installed the Actus Platform monitoring solution in its media centres.

Globecast provides media management and distribution services for leading broadcasters and operates three media centres strategically located in Singapore, London and Los Angeles.

The new implementation will enable Globecast to provide compliance and content quality monitoring to its broadcast clients, including BBC Worldwide. To support this, the Actus system stores and provides access to channel content in native format from the transport stream (TS) feed, which additionally provides engineering personnel with metadata and other information for diagnostic purposes.

Alongside this, Actus has also announced a new Change Tracker software module that extends this capability even further by comparing outgoing and off-air feeds and flagging significant differences according to user-defined rules. These combined functionalities allow regionalised versions of the content to be monitored from multiple sites, ensuring that clients' brand values are retained wherever they are viewed.

'The Actus system has allowed us to offer our clients immediate, direct access to their compliance recordings, and the clients' reaction has been extremely positive. Actus has supported the system well and are quick to react to our needs', said Jamie Renouf, systems engineer at Globecast. 'We were happy with the assurance that our requirements would be met and that Actus' product is constantly developing to answer the growing requirements of our customers'.

Actus CEO Sima Levy added, 'Actus was selected following a demanding technical evaluation, and we are honoured that a top-tier customer such as Globecast is satisfied with the decision'.

About Actus Digital
Actus Digital delivers an industry-leading intelligent broadcast monitoring platform for video recording, tagging, monitoring, analysis and content repurposing for OTT, Catch-up TV, VOD or mobile platforms. Actus' easy-to-use web-based solutions are answering the broadcast media management needs of broadcasters and government agencies; cable, satellite and IPTV providers; and advertising, media agencies and content producers around the world. Actus' solutions enable media monitoring, ad detection for ads verification and rating analysis, legal compliance and extensive automated exporting tools for content repurposing and rebroadcasting linear broadcasts to the Internet and mobile. Leveraging emerging web technologies and IT standard hardware, Actus' solutions are highly scalable systems, ideal for cross-organisational content analysis and content repurposing. Actus' next-generation solutions complement any broadcast workflow, empowering operators with purpose-built tools for acquiring, viewing, analysing and re-purposing transmissions from channels around the world. Their impressive customer list includes global high-end media players ( For more information, please visit:

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About Globecast
Globecast opens up global opportunities in broadcasting by making content distribution and management simple. Part of the Orange group, Globecast delivers tailored content management and delivery solutions to meet the needs of markets all over the world. For channels, Globecast provides media management and playout solutions as well as global content delivery via fibre, satellite, and IP. Through its fleet of SNG vehicles and production partners, the company also provides coverage of news, sports, and special events around the globe. Globecast has capacity on all the world's major broadcast satellites, a three-continent proprietary fibre network and state-of-the-art facilities in the world's biggest media hubs. Finally, Globecast has a content aggregation and distribution team that helps secure distribution on leading Pay TV platforms. Present in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australia, Globecast offers simplicity, flexibility, and knowledge to the world's leading broadcasters.


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