Intelsat Provides Services for Climate Reality Project Broadcast
Intelsat S.A. provided global communications services for The Climate Reality Project’s live broadcast, “24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves.” Intelsat’s contribution services were used to uplink video featuring musical performances and interviews with musicians, celebrities, and thought leaders. Intelsat’s distribution services were used to reach hundreds of millions of people globally via the Intelsat 34, Intelsat 19, Intelsat 20, Intelsat 905 and Galaxy 17 satellites.
The event, hosted by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, was aired live on Dec. 3. The 24-hour program traveled around the globe, calling attention to unique regional health impacts resulting from climate change and the local, national, and international efforts that are underway to solve the problem. The program featured the perspectives and proposed solutions from leading climate change experts, elected officials, and some of the world’s most recognized celebrities who are involved in raising awareness of the challenges that people around the world are facing due to climate change.
Intelsat has supported efforts to raise awareness about climate change since the first Live Earth concert in 2007. In its eighth year of supporting the Climate Reality Project, Intelsat’s global network, which includes its Galaxy and Intelsat satellites as well as the IntelsatOne terrestrial network, provided video contribution services from 9 locations and support the broadcast distribution of the event to more than 130 countries.