Globecast, has been chosen to broadcast the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the 29thSummer Universiade Taipei 2017, staged in Taipei, Taiwan during August. The signals, broadcast in 4K UHD HEVC format, were available in Asia via AsiaSat 5, Europe via Eutelsat, and North and South America via Intelsat 34. With this transmission, Globecast’s expertise in UHD transmission has been extended to the Asia region with new UHD-capable SNG, a UHD-trained crew and UHD-ready MCR at Singapore.
The 29th Summer Universiade, which ran from 19 to 30 August, is an international sporting and cultural event staged biennially. The Universiade includes 21 competitive sports as well as one demonstration sport throughout 12 days of competition, attended by talented youth athletes from around the world.
Amos Lim, senior director of sales at Globecast, said: “The vividness of 4K production and the brilliance of the definition truly represent the passion, vitality, hope and confidence of this generation. It’s an honour to be trusted by broadcasters with the delivery of such an important event, as they know there will be absolutely no compromise on quality.”
Barrie Woolston, chief commercial officer at AsiaSat, said: “We highly appreciate our longstanding relationship with Globecast, who are experts in delivering true value totheir clients and their audiences. Partnering with them will further build upon our strength in delivering high-quality leading-edge 4K live sports coverage.”