GlobeCast selected Intelsat’s satellites for its coverage of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean regions. In all, more than 600 hours of cricket matches will be delivered.
GlobeCast’s ad-hoc special-events group was contracted by Global Cricket, on behalf of the International Cricket Council, to provide distribution of the event worldwide. Matches are carried from the venues via the IS-9 satellite to GlobeCast’s teleport in London for turnaround onto Intelsat’s IS-904 for global distribution to broadcast rights holders.
Also Monday, Intelsat said it signed an agreement with The Spaceconnection for global occasional-use space-segment capacity.
The industry’s leading provider of OU space-segment capacity, The Spaceconnection is extending its relationship to support satellite-newsgathering and television-production services worldwide.