Satellite services company GlobeCast is deploying nine satellite newsgathering (SNG) trucks on location during the 2004 Tour de France to secure live transmissions, including world feed delivery, for event organizers Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), francetélévisions and Intelsat on behalf of the Outdoor Life Network (OLN).
GlobeCast’s SNG teams are providing satellite and microwave trucks to transmit world feed footage from location to mobile studio facilities located at the finish line in Paris. Société Française de Production (SFP) is shooting the footage on behalf of world feed producer francetélévisions. Up to 16 channels will be available from the SNG field units, which also will accommodate broadcasters’ individual feeds.
From the finish line studio, fiber carries the produced world feed signal to four stationary SNG trucks dedicated to ASO, EBU, francetélévisions and Intelsat for OLN, furnished by GlobeCast for the entire race. GlobeCast is also managing 24-hour booking and global satellite distribution to supply rights holders throughout Asia, America and Australia.