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European Broadcasters Tap Globecast for Vatican Ceremonies

VATICAN CITY—Globecast, a global provider of satellite distribution technology, provided a number of SNG trucks to manage and deliver HD, 3D and 4K images of the historic canonisation of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II on April 27. Transmitting live from the Vatican throughout the ceremony, Globecast supplied satellite uplinked video and audio services via its SNG trucks to Vatican Television, Sky Italia, Sky Deutschland, BSkyB and Eutelsat.

The event was produced by the Vatican Television (CTV), in collaboration with established partners including Sky and Eutelsat. Globecast provided 3D services for Sky Italia, Sky Deutschland and BSkyB 3D channels as well as providing HD services for the Sky Italia and BSKYB News channels; HD and 3D services for digital cinema and the 4K feed for a dedicated 4K view position at the Vatican.

Tom Butts

Tom has covered the broadcast technology market for the past 25 years, including three years handling member communications for the National Association of Broadcasters followed by a year as editor of Video Technology News and DTV Business executive newsletters for Phillips Publishing. In 1999 he launched digitalbroadcasting.com for internet B2B portal Verticalnet. He is also a charter member of the CTA's Academy of Digital TV Pioneers. Since 2001, he has been editor-in-chief of TV Technology (www.tvtechnology.com), the leading source of news and information on broadcast and related media technology and is a frequent contributor and moderator to the brand’s Tech Leadership events.