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GlobeCast Delivers 3D Wimbledon Coverage for IMG

GlobeCast will deliver the men's semi-finals, the women's final, and the men's final to broadcasters around the world

IMG Media, the commercial and technical advisors to the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) have appointed GlobeCast as their exclusive 3D distribution partner for the first ever live high-definition 3D broadcast from The Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon.

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GlobeCast will deliver four key matches, the men's semi-finals, the women's final, and the men's final to broadcasters around the world. Working closely with IMG and their 3D producers, GlobeCast will deliver a side-by-side 3D signal to multiple satellite platforms for Europe, Asia, and the Americas, providing the necessary frame rate and line rate as applicable for the Americas market.

Mervyn Hall of the AELTC said, "Wimbledon 2011 is the 125th championship that the AELTC hosts. Thanks to GlobeCast and IMG's collaboration, viewers can experience the feeling and excitement of the court side seats on 3D enabled television from the comfort of their home."

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GlobeCast

A subsidiary of France Telecom/Orange, GlobeCast is a leading provider of media management and global content delivery services for broadcasters and content creators. With a secure fiber and satellite network connected to dozens of teleports, technical operations centers, and points-of-presence worldwide, GlobeCast manages and transports millions of hours of video and other rich media each year. An integrator of audiovisual technology and a full service provider, GlobeCast works with all the actors in the audiovisual chain from production companies to broadcasters, retail organizations, cinema chains, and more. The company provides on-site service from major news and sporting events for coverage in SD, HD, or even 3D. Present in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Australia, GlobeCast is also an expert in international television markets, and works with new and established broadcasters to reach and secure distribution with leading pay-TV operators around the world.

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