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Global digital broadcast

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Global Digital Broadcast (GDB) provides technical services in order to enable internet protocol television (IPTV) to be delivered by broadcasters around the world, to viewers around the world. The company is also often used as an IPTV information source for a number of publications, including the Lyonsdown IPTV supplement magazine [1] and IPTV International magazine.[2]

Established in 2005 as a research and development company, Global Digital Broadcast now has IPTV networks in various territories. The company has developed and implemented its IPTV applications to include a hybrid set-top box (STB) [3] and middleware [4] for managing content.

GDB works with other parties on some of its projects, including Microsoft, the BBFC, the education sector and members of parliament. The company was a finalist in the 'Best Streaming' category of the 2008 ISPAs[5]

Global Digital Broadcast is based in Brighton, East Sussex, UK.

US and South Korea cyber-attack controversy[edit]

In July 2009, Global Digital Broadcast made national news when a server owned by the company was identified as being involved in a cyber-attack on the US and South Korea.[6] This turned out to be a simple virus attack that happened to reach the network connected to GDB.


In October 2010 Global Digital Broadcast went into liquidation. The company suffered severe financial loss through the collapse of several connected businesses of their main investor, David Reynolds. Reynolds was sentenced to 3 years and 9 months imprisonment for VAT fraud in March 2010, though this was unconnected to GDB.


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