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GlobeCast delivers Tour de France for France Télévisions

July 18, 2011

GlobeCast has announced it is on-site at the Tour de France to provide the French national broadcaster France Télévisions with a complete solution to broadcast every stage of the race.

Each day of the race, GlobeCast is delivering 10 hours of satellite transmissions and five hours via microwave for France Télévisions. The mobile units responsible for these transmissions are spread out along the entire course, involving about 30 professionals and technical experts for the length of the race. GlobeCast’s mobile units (21 total) are stationed on the starting line as well as at intermediate points on the course. On the final few kilometres, a digital microwave transmission truck, also operated by GlobeCast, broadcasts coverage of the arrival at each stage. In addition, footage from helicopters and motorcycles will be received at the finish line from the Atlantic Bird 1, Atlantic Bird 2, and Atlantic Bird 3 satellites.

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