Eutelsat has been awarded a ‘Crystal Antenna of the World of Media’ for spearheading Poland’s first live satellite transmission in 3D for Canal+ Cyfrowy, operator of the Cyfra+, premium TV platform in Poland.
The Crystal Award recognises Eutelsat’s achievement in May 2010 of live satellite broadcasting in 3D of a football match between Wisla Krakow and Odra Wodzislaw. The match was uplinked by Eutelsat to the Hot Bird video neighbourhood and made available to Cyfra+ subscribers equipped with an HD decoder and a 3D display via the Canal+ 3D test channel. Eutelsat was supported for the event by DBW Communication for the filming and by the specialist provider Opensky.
Andrew Wallace, Eutelsat Chief Commercial Officer welcomed the Award: “We are delighted to have delivered this first 3D broadcast for Cyfra+, and for this effort to be recognised by Poland’s media professionals. This Crystal Antenna of the World of Media Award inspires us to continue to work at pushing back the boundaries of satellite communications to offer users an ever enhanced viewing experience”.