Intelsat today announced that GlobeCast, a global content management and broadcast distribution company, selected Intelsat’s IS-9 and IS-904 satellites for contribution and distribution of the Cricket World Cup 2007, including all 51 matches. GlobeCast selected Intelsat’s satellites for their superior 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 the Global Cricket Corporation, on behalf of the International Cricket Council (ICC), to provide SNG services and 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 rightsholders. “Reliability is the most important aspect of providing coverage for any live sporting event to our clients’ viewing audiences,” said Alan Hird, Head of Global Contribution Services, GlobeCast. “We are utilizing Intelsat satellites to deliver this content and we’re confident that, during this exciting event, our clients’ programming is benefiting from Intelsat’s experience and reputation for unmatched satellite service.”

“The Cricket World Cup is an important event and extraordinarily popular among populations from South Asia, West Indies, Africa and many other parts of the world. Intelsat is proud to play a key role in making that happen by enabling quality video distribution around the globe,” said Jean Philippe Gillet, Intelsat’s Regional Vice President, Europe & Middle East Sales. “Providing transmission services for this event speaks directly to Intelsat’s commitment to special event services. This also is a testament to Intelsat’s post-merger strength, for both legacy PanAmSat and Intelsat satellites are used providing more robust transmission services for our customer.”

About GlobeCast

A subsidiary of France Telecom, marks its 10th anniversary in 2007 as the leading global provider of content management and worldwide transmission services for professional broadcast delivery. The company operates a secure global satellite and fiber network to manage and transport 10 million hours of video and other rich media each year, providing ingest, aggregation, transmission and repurposing of content for delivery to direct-to-home satellite platforms; cable, IPTV, mobile and broadband headends; as well as corporate and digital signage networks. GlobeCast’s fleet of SNG trucks deploys globally to support coverage of the biggest news and sporting events each year in SD and HDTV formats. Borders are non-existent when it comes to GlobeCast’s services, thanks to the company’s 15 technical operations centers and 20 offices in Europe, North and Latin America, The Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australia.

About Intelsat

Intelsat is the largest provider of fixed satellite services (FSS) worldwide and is the leading provider of these services to each of the media, network services and government customer sectors, enabling people and businesses everywhere constant access to information and entertainment. Intelsat offers customers a greater business potential by providing them access to unrivaled resources with ease of business and peace of mind. Our services are utilized by an extensive customer base, including some of the world’s leading media and communications companies, multinational corporations, Internet service providers and government/military organizations. Real-time, constant communication with people anywhere in the world is closer, by far.


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