GlobeCast Successfully Delivers HD French Open Coverage for NBC Sports
PARIS and NEW YORK — June 6, 2011 — This weekend, GlobeCast successfully wrapped up its services to NBC Sports’ HD coverage of the 2011 French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris.
For the duration of the May 22 – June 5 event, GlobeCast provided NBC Sports with a dedicated HD satellite news gathering (SNG) vehicle, enabling delivery of live HD feeds from France to the United States. GlobeCast’s solution included an SNG uplink, technical staff to support ground operations, and international satellite capacity to transport the signal from Paris to New York.
Jim Ellis, operations producer at NBC Sports in New York said, “GlobeCast’s quality of service and commitment to our program are two reasons why I continue to enjoy working with them on the French Open.”
This is the third year that GlobeCast has worked with NBC Sports on the prestigious international tennis tournament.
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.