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GlobeCast Bats Massive Cricket in Asia

ESPN Star Sports and Sony™ Among Broadcasters Receiving Service Live From Events in March and April

GlobeCast today announced that, during the busy cricket season of March and April, it successfully deployed to two major cricket events — the ICC Cricket World Cup and the IPL Twenty20 Cricket currently in play.

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For the IPL Twenty20 Cricket which began on April 8 and continues until May 28, GlobeCast is onsite delivering 450 hours and 74 matches from more than 12 venues in 51 days. GlobeCast is bringing the world feed in HD to Nimbus/Times Internet and a unilateral feed for Sony (multiscreen media) in SD.

In March, GlobeCast delivered the ICC Cricket World Cup for ESPN STAR Sports, the host broadcaster and rights holder of the series. GlobeCast deployed crews to more than 13 venues in three countries, moving between India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. GlobeCast covered 49 matches in the series and a cumulative 600 hours over 43 days. ESPN STAR Sports received the live feed from the stadiums via GlobeCast at its studios in India for production and further customization for its networks.

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For both events, several sets of HD and SD SNG vehicles were deployed at all venues. GlobeCast uplinks the feeds straight from the event sites via the HD/SD SNGs on-site, sending the signals to the Americas, Asia, and the rest of the world via its agnostic hybrid satellite and fiber GlobeCast Backbone Network.

About 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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