Globecast Provides SNG Services to Mark Historic Pope Canonisation

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Marking the historic canonisation of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II  on April 27th, Globecast, a leading partner at the event, provided a number of SNG trucks to manage and deliver HD, 3D and 4K images. Transmitting live from the Vatican throughout the ceremony, Globecast supplied satellite uplinked video and audio services via its SNG trucks to Vatican Television, Sky Italia, Sky Deutschland, BSkyB and Eutelsat.

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The event was produced by the Vatican Television (CTV), in collaboration with established partners including Sky and Eutelsat. Globecast provided 3D services for Sky Italia, Sky Deutschland and BSkyB 3D channels as well as providing HD services for the Sky Italia  and BSKYB News channels; HD and 3D services for digital cinema and the 4K feed for a dedicated 4K view position at the Vatican.

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Alessandro Alquati, Head of Global Services Contribution at Globecast says, "The participation at this historical event is a source of great satisfaction for Globecast. Thanks to our technical resources and know-how, cooperation with our partners made this historical event available to everyone across the world. Globecast confirms once again its role as a key player for the transmission and distribution of large events."

About Globecast
Globecast opens up global opportunities in broadcasting by making content distribution and management simple. Part of the Orange group, Globecast delivers tailored content management and delivery solutions to meet the needs of markets all over the world. For channels, Globecast provides media management and playout solutions as well as global content delivery via fibre, satellite, and IP. Through its fleet of SNG vehicles and production partners, the company also provides coverage of news, sports, and special events around the globe. Globecast has capacity on all the world’s major broadcast satellites, a three-continent proprietary fibre network and state-of-the-art facilities in the world’s biggest media hubs. Finally, Globecast has a content aggregation and distribution team that helps secure distribution on leading Pay TV platforms. Present in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australia, Globecast offers simplicity, flexibility, and knowledge to the world’s leading broadcasters.

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