GlobeCast today announced that, during the busy cricket season of March and April, it successfully deployed to two major cricket events -- the ICC Cricket World Cup and the IPL Twenty20 Cricket currently in play.
For the IPL Twenty20 Cricket which began on April 8 and continues until May 28, GlobeCast is onsite delivering 450 hours and 74 matches from more than 12 venues in 51 days. GlobeCast is bringing the world feed in HD to Nimbus/Times Internet and a unilateral feed for Sony (multiscreen media) in SD.
In March, GlobeCast delivered the ICC Cricket World Cup for ESPN STAR Sports, the host broadcaster and rights holder of the series. GlobeCast deployed crews to more than 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 uplinks 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 agnostic hybrid satellite and fiber GlobeCast Backbone Network.