Grupo Globo joins AIMS as first Latin American member
The membership of Grupo Globo and Japan's Fuyoh video augment AIMS' international reach
Two more companies have joined the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS). Brazil's Grupo Globo has signed on as a full member, while Japan's Fuyoh Video Industry Co. has signed on as an associate member.
Grupo Globo creates, produces, and distributes TV, music, news, film, and online content throughout Brazil. TV Globo's programming is broadcast through most of the country through five of its own networks plus affiliates. Globosat offers over 30 subscription TV channels supplying 24-hour programming.
Fuyoh Video develops, designs, and manufactures broadcasting and industrial video equipment for a range of applications. The company specializes in digital HD/SD equipment for TV stations, post production, CATV stations, and CS stations.
"Establishing IP standards has to be a global effort, which is why we're so pleased to welcome Grupo Globo and Fuyoh Video into the AIMS family," said Michael Cronk, AIMS board chair. "Grupo Globo has significant influence not only in Brazil, but also throughout Latin America. Whenever a broadcaster of Grupo Globo's stature joins AIMS, it sends a message of strong support for a standards-based approach to IP interoperability. At the same time, it's gratifying to see another Japanese company join our ranks on the heels of launching the AIMS Japan group. AIMS is honored to count Grupo Globo and Fuyoh Video among its members and looks forward to their contributions."