ESPN STAR Sports Partners With GlobeCast for Airtel Champions League Twenty20
ESPN STAR Sports (ESS) and GlobeCast are partnering to deliver Airtel Champions League Twenty20 cricket from South Africa Sept. 10-26 .
Asia’s No. 1 sports-content provider, ESPN STAR Sports will tap into the GlobeCast Backbone Network (GCBN), which offers a secure and diverse fiber path for delivery of the worldwide transmission. GlobeCast will transmit 23 matches (including two semis and one final) played in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Durban, and Centurion for ESS, the global television-production partner and exclusive commercial-rights partner for the Champions League T20.
GlobeCast is providing ground facilities, a 24-hour satellite booking center, and worldwide distribution of the HD world feed via Intelsat and Asiasat’s satellites for ESPN STAR Sports.
For the world feed in HD, GlobeCast will uplink from various sites in South Africa to the Intelsat-10 satellite for downlink and turnaround to AsiaSat-5 and Intelsat-805 for worldwide distribution. In addition, GlobeCast will provide one SD unilateral link for ESS.