GlobeCast to Deliver IPL After Successful CWC Broadcast
April 29, 2011
Having successfully delivered the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup, leading global provider of content management and worldwide transmission services for professional broadcast delivery, GlobeCast has announced that it will also deliver the on-going Indian Premier League (IPL).
Under the terms of the agreement, GlobeCast will bring the world feed in HD to Nimbus/Times Internet and a unilateral feed for Sony (Multi-Screen Media) in SD. The global content transmitter will be delivering 450 hours and 74 matches from over 12 venues in 51 days for the Twenty20 tournament.
In March, GlobeCast delivered the ICC Cricket World Cup for ESPN Star Sports, the host broadcaster and rights holder of the series. GlobeCast deployed a crew to over 13 venues in three countries, moving between India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. GlobeCast covered 49 matches in the series and a cumulative 600 hours over 43 days.
ESPN Star Sports received the live feed from the stadiums via GlobeCast at its studios in India for production and further customization for its networks.
For both events, several sets of HD and SD SNG vehicles were deployed at all venues. GlobeCast uplink the feeds straight from the event sites via the HD/SD SNGs on-site, sending the signals to the Americas, Asia and the rest of the world via its network agnostic hybrid satellite and fiber (GlobeCast Backbone Network) network.