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Globecast delivers end-to-end 4K coverage of ultra-trial race

Company partnered with Solution RF to acquire the content using Ultra-HD and HD hybrid video acquisition and HF transmission

Globecast has once again worked with partner Solution RF to capture and distribute coverage of the ultra-trail event Le Grand Raid de la Réunion 2022 for broadcasters Réunion la 1ère and France Télévisions.

In 2021, Globecast worked with Orange to create a remote production trial of 4K contribution over 5G for the event.

This year, the company partnered with Solution RF to acquire the content using Ultra-HD and HD hybrid video acquisition and HF transmission.

Multiple cameras, including a drone, were deployed at the event start in addition to the broadcaster’s own cameras/feeds. A native 4K production unit was deployed by Réunion la 1ère at the start site, while the finish line feeds were produced remotely on the island from Technopole.

The content was sent back to Paris using fibre-based internet, where it was then uploaded to France Télévisions which operated an event channel for the four days of the event.

Globecast also managed the global channel supply chain to France Télévisions affiliates – DTT with TDF, Eutelsat satellite and Orange’s platform. In France mainland, the pop-up channel was distributed on multiple platforms, including DTT with TDF, Eutelsat for the DTT-by-satellite platform FRANSAT Ultra HD, Nordnet, Orange, OrneTHD and Vialis.

Speaking about the project, Yann Madeleine, Globecast France head of sales, said, “We worked tirelessly with our partners with Réunion la 1ère and France Télévisions Outremer through the trial last year so that we understood what is and isn’t possible. This is a very challenging environment in which to work, a challenge to which we have all risen. The coverage we facilitated was great and demonstrates our integration expertise to deliver end-to-end live 4K coverage, using hybrid network solutions, integrated with remote production as well cloud-based media supply chain infrastructure.”