Globecast Broadcasts 4K Feeds for 29th Summer Universiade Taipei 2017

Globecast's new UHD-capable SNG equipment for 4K live transmission via AsiaSat 5. Photo: Globecast.

Globecast’s new UHD-capable SNG equipment for 4K live transmission via AsiaSat 5. Photo: Globecast.

Globecast has been chosen to broadcast the opening and closing ceremonies of the 29th Summer Universiade Taipei 2017, held in Taipei, Taiwan. The signals, being broadcast in 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) format, are available in Asia via AsiaSat 5, Europe via Eutelsat, and North and South America via Intelsat 34.

With this transmission, Globecast extends its UHD technology to the Asia region with new UHD-capable Satellite Newsgathering (SNG) equipment, a UHD-trained crew and UHD-ready Master Control Room (MCR) at Singapore.

The 29th Summer Universiade, running from the Aug. 19 to 30, is an international sporting and cultural event staged biennially. The Universiade includes 21 competitive sports as well as one demonstration sport throughout 12 days of competition, attended by talented youth athletes from around the world.

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