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GlobeCast and Intelsat reveal Olympic plans

Broadcast services provider GlobeCast and satellite operator Intelsat have teamed up to offer services to rights holders and non-rights holders at next year’s London Olympic Games.

The two parties will offer ‘stand up’ positions and global delivery services from Stratford and central London.
From July 20 to August 13 2012, GlobeCast and Intelsat will provide a live position from Stratford with a unobstructed view of the Olympic Stadium and another live position in central London, with the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben as backdrops. GlobeCast and Intelsat customers will also be offered playout services and worldwide fibre and satellite delivery.
Separately, GlobeCast has opened a new teleport and technical operations center in Rome to replace its previous facility. The teleport will offer content management and distribution services via satellite and fibre as well as contribution, ad-hoc services and corporate applications.

Based in the newly developed area of Tecnopolo Tiburtino, the new teleport is connected to GlobeCast’s GCBN worldwide fibre backbone and houses one of Rome’s two points of presence on this network. The teleport offers a master control room with direct fibre connectivity with Italian broadcasters and content providers including Rai, Mediaset, Sky Italia, Gruppo l’Espresso, RTL 102.5, Telepace, Fox, and Supertennis.

Uplink, downlink, and turnaround services are already available in Ku-band from the facility, with C-band available on request.

GlobeCast and Intelsat will be exhibiting at IBC on Stands 1.A29 and 1.C71 respectively