Distributing live images across the globe can be challenging when a number of different signal paths are required from different broadcasters. Globecast, a provider of satellite-based transmission and downlink services, passed the test with flying colors during the recent UEFA Euro 2016 Football Tournament, won by Portugal.
During the month long competition (June 10 June-July 10 July) Globecast also tailored its services to meet the specific needs of a wide variety of broadcasters, including supplying French, British, Italian and South African engineers that speak multiple languages. These services included a combination of SNG and contribution satellite services for an Italian broadcaster, whereby Globecast managed all contribution between the IBC (International Broadcast Center) at Porte de Versailles and its dedicated outdoor studio near Paris’ Eiffel tower. All contributions to and from the IBC were also being managed for a French and South African broadcaster.
Globecast was also contracted to provide and operate a flyaway antenna on the rooftop of a Russian broadcaster’s outdoor studio and manage all contribution transmissions to Russia.
In addition, Globecast provided live standup positions in Paris/St Denis (with a view of the Stade de France) and Marseilles (with a view of the city and stadium), throughout the competition to serve a number of international TV networks from China, Ukraine, Germany, Japan, South Africa, Malaysia and France.
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