GlobeCast Taps Intelsat for Cricket


GlobeCast selected Intelsat’s IS-9 and IS-904 satellites to globally distribute the Cricket World Cup 2007, including all 51 matches.

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.