Globecast partners with Vatican Television

Globecast partners with Vatican Television

UHD satellite transmission of the Holy Door Closing Ceremony

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has today announced that it is partnering with Vatican Television to bring the Consistory and the Holy Door Closing Ceremony to viewers around the world in ULTRA HD (UHD). These ceremonies take place on 19 and 20 November, 2016 in Saint Peter’s Square in the Vatican City.

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Alessandro Alquati, Managing Director at Globecast Italy, said, “Globecast is pleased to confirm once again its leading role in introducing Ultra HD as the next TV standard. We are excited to be one of the Official Partners of Vatican Television and Radio Vaticana, carrying out the worldwide satellite transmission of the event in UHD.”

Globecast partners with Vatican Television for UHD satellite transmission of the Holy Door Closing Ceremony

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As part of this official partnernship, Globecast is working closely with Sony and Eutelsat for the production and transmission of these events. Globecast will deploy its most advanced SNG mobile units to trasmit the live HD and UHD satellite feeds that will then be distributed worldwide via Eutelsat’s fleet.”

Alquati added, “Following on from our successful transmissions of the Pope’s Canonisation Ceremonies in 2014 and the Holy Door Opening Ceremony in 2015, it has been natural for us to cooperate with Vatican TV and our partners on these new important events. We’re extremely proud to make available our technical resources and business acumen for this event.”

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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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