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June 24, 2005
LOS ANGELES -- Leading technology service provider Ascertane announced today it has been chosen to direct technology integration efforts for GlobeVISION's subscription video on demand (SVOD) and IPTV service offerings.
U.S. and Canadian consumers will be able to purchase current Asian TV shows and movies previously only available in the country of origin. GlobeVISION's service will provide the customer access to SVOD, pay-per-view content, and IPTV. Powerful set-top boxes will enable users to store content for viewing at a convenient time.
Leveraging third-party vendors and technologies, the VOD- and IPTV-enabled platform will allow media owners and content providers to capitalize on directed content opportunities to GlobeVISION subscribers.
"GlobeVISION's selection of Ascertane is a result of our continued success in delivering VOD and broadband solutions for leading content providers. Our solutions provide our clients with the ability to successfully execute on new digital media business opportunities. Ascertane solutions give clients control over the complex and ever changing landscape associated with digital media logistics," said Jim Ross, CEO of Ascertane. "Ascertane is excited to be collaborating with GlobeVISION's team on this effort. The vision of the group is remarkable and they are poised to deliver the next generation of targeted services for media consumption."
"GlobeVISION is well positioned to take advantage of the emerging new media paradigms being offered through IP-based directed content solutions," said Edward Bach, CEO of GlobeVISION. "In selecting Ascertane, we have partnered with one of the leading media and technology firms in the entertainment space. We are impressed with Ascertane's core technical and digital media expertise, their strong list of clients and their commitment to partnership in building a tier-one service."
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