Globecast partners with Vatican Television for UHD satellite transmission of the Holy Door Closing Ceremony

Rome, November 23th 2016 – Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, has today announced that it is partnering with Vatican Television to bring the Consistory and the Holy Door Closing Ceremony to viewers around the world in ULTRA HD (UHD). These ceremonies take place on 19 and 20 November, 2016 in Saint Peter’s Square in the Vatican City.

Alessandro Alquati, Managing Director at Globecast Italy, said, “Globecast is pleased to confirm once again its leading role in introducing Ultra HD as the next TV standard. We are excited to be one of the Official Partners of Vatican Television and Radio Vaticana, carrying out the worldwide satellite transmission of the event in UHD.”

As part of this official partnernship, Globecast is working closely with Sony and Eutelsat for the production and transmission of these events. Globecast will deploy its most advanced SNG mobile units to trasmit the live HD and UHD satellite feeds that will then be distributed worldwide via Eutelsat’s fleet.”

Alquati added, “Following on from our successful transmissions of the Pope’s Canonisation Ceremonies in 2014 and the Holy Door Opening Ceremony in 2015, it has been natural for us to cooperate with Vatican TV and our partners on these new important events. We’re extremely proud to make available our technical resources and business acumen for this event.”

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