Globecast Provides Multiple Services for Cannes Film Festival Coverage


Globecast is pleased to announce that it’s providing both ad-hoc outside broadcast (OB) and host broadcaster services at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The 67th edition of the world’s most famous – and glamorous – film festival attracts celebrities from around the world and a global TV audience too. The festival is running from 14th – 24rd May and is being chaired by New Zealand director Jane Campion.

Globecast is providing onsite capabilities for broadcasters who require access to reporting services with a standup position near Cannes’ magnificent harbour, with a view of the port, City (SUQUET) and the world renowned Palais des Festivals. Playout and fully manned live position is available for both SD/HD. Dedicated SNGs and ENG crews on request. The global distribution is via satellite or fibre. These services – booked onsite or via Globecast’s booking facility – allow broadcasters to act fast when required with transmission and satellite costs included so they can quickly file up-to-the-minute reports.

Globecast is also providing international distribution for the host broadcaster via fibre to Paris and satellite for global coverage. Two SNGs are being deployed. Globecast is also supplying monocam when necessary for live interviews, e.g Nicole Kidman’s interview on Tuesday 13th May.


Marie-Noelle Janaszkiewicz, Senior Sales Engineer at Globecast says, “The Cannes Film Festival is a very high profile international event and we are once again proud to be assisting in bringing it to the world. There’s always breaking news and we are here and ready to help those broadcasters in need with a ready-to-use service package.”

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.