GlobeCast scores with UEFA HD upgrade

By Julian Clover
September 11, 2009 10.03 UK

GlobeCast has invested £2 million (€2.28 million) in upgrading its two UK sites after an expansion in its contract with UEFA. The upgrade makes Globecast one of the world’s most HD capable ad hoc service providers.

Under the contract, GlobeCast will deliver HD coverage of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, the UEFA Cup, in both standard and high definition.

The France Telecom-owned service provider has partnered with Israeli-based Satlink to deliver the HD signals to 26 territories across the Americas and Asia each night of the competition that runs through until May.

Up to eight games per night will be downlinked in HD from the Eutelsat W2A and Eutelsat W3A satellites.