SES Delivers First Live Broadcast from Easter Island

Easter Island's rugby team celebrates post-match. Photo: Global Teleports.

Easter Island’s rugby team celebrates post-match. Photo: Global Teleports.

Global Teleports and QuadSat have provided the first-ever live broadcast stream from Easter Island, using SES satellite capacity. Captured and delivered by QuadSat, using Global Teleports’ VipNet Event service, the broadcast featured the second annual Rapa Nui Rugby Sevens Tournament, which took place between Nov. 23 through 25. The tournament features teams from Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Tahiti and Chile.

Global Teleports’ VipNet Event uses SES satellite capacity to deliver connections as and when needed, rather than having to sign up for continuous service. QuadSat streamed the event using a Real-Time Messaging IP (RTMP) livestream protocol, using the Icelandic streaming platform, OZ.com.

“The Rapa Nui Rugby Sevens proved immensely popular when it started last year, with a huge following reading updates where possible and we felt it would be even more compelling for fans to be able to watch the action live. At the same time, Easter Island’s lack of pre-existing infrastructure for connectivity meant that satellite was the only delivery option,” said Joakim Espeland, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of QuadSat.

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