GlobeCast Salutes the 50th Anniversary of Telstar


On July 12, 1962, the first transatlantic television transmission was sent from the town of Pleumeur-Bodou in Brittany, France, to Andover, Maine via the Telstar satellite. Exactly fifty years later, on Thursday July 12, GlobeCast is participating in an event organized by the Smithsonian Institution and the French Embassy, which will see a live link between France and the United States.

Beginning with a live feed from 1:30-2:30 p.m. EST between the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. and Pleumeur-Bodou, the event will continue until 4:30 p.m. with a series of presentations and roundtables at the National Air and Space Museum. Speakers from both governments, as well as leading telecommunications and satellite companies, will address the public to mark this historic occasion.


GlobeCast Americas CTO Bart Palmer is among the speakers invited by the Smithsonian Institution and the French Embassy, and will address the progress that broadcast technology has made. His speech will take place at 3:30 p.m.

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.